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Chinese export porcelain vase decorated in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua) with a lady and a little boy, Kangxi reign, old silver mounts.

Stock Number: 5078 

Chinese export porcelain ovoid vase decorated in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua) with a lady in a garden watching a little boy playing, the base with the artemisia leaf, c. 1700, Kangxi reign, Qing dynasty, old silver cover with a hallmark and engraved “Thee” (meaning Tea in Dutch) h. 11 cm, 4¼ in. 1-15197

Illustrated: Yuan to Qing Porcelain, by A. Varela Santos, 2016/2017, cat. 29.

Literature: From Object to Concept: Global Consumption and the Transformation of Ming Porcelain, by S. Pierson, Hong Kong 2013, the seminal work on “transculturative process where a new ‘culture‘ is created through encounters between two others”.

◆This vase is a modest example of the transculturative process, by design or accident, which transformed its original identity into a different one.


圖例:《元代至清代陶瓷》,作者阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯,2016/2017, 目录 29.。

中國外銷瓷青花卵形人物圖瓶,畫面中的花園內一名仕女正在看一個小男孩玩耍,器底落艾草款,約1700年,清康熙,銀製蓋子帶款并刻“Thee”(荷蘭語的“茶”) 字樣,高11釐米,4¼英吋。

參考文獻:《從器物到概念:全球化消費和明代瓷器的轉變》,作者S. Pierson,香港2013年出版,參見專題討論“文化轉移過程中兩種文化交會所產生的新文化”。

◆ 這件瓷瓶用來說明文化轉移過程最合適不過,不管是特意設計或是偶然製造,它都在原型的基礎上做出了轉變。