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  • Arrow Vase Imitating Guan Ware · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    used for games Reproduction of early porcelains was popular during the mid to late Qing dynasty Fired during the Qianlong reign the vase imitates Guan ware of the Song dynasty Contemporary imperial tastes altered the traditional shapes and styles For example the crackled glaze typical in Guan wares does not appear on this Qianlong replica because of the Emperor s insistence on perfection The bluish grey tone of the glaze

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/26828/arrow-vase/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Autumn Landscape in Blue-and-Green Style · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    style and incorporating the tall mountain peaks of the monumental landscape tradition He also wanted the forms to have a structure that may look to many of us like a combination of interesting abstract patterns Conservation Date Description Narrative 9 27 1995 Treatment stabilized Provenance Panama Pacific International Exposition China Pavilion San Francisco 1915 no 5 Henry Walters Baltimore 1915 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Signature

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/14918/autumn-landscape-in-blue-and-green-style/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Balustrade Pillar Depicting Dragon in Clouds · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    depicts dragons and clouds Conservation Date Description Narrative 4 03 1991 Treatment cleaned Provenance The Reverent Winthrop Brainerd Baltimore date of acquisition unknown by inheritance from his father Walters Art Museum 1986 by gift Note in file Inherited by Father Brainerd His grandfather had been governor general of Hong Kong Credit Gift of the Reverend Winthrop Brainerd 1986 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/11583/balustrade-pillar-depicting-dragon-in-clouds/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Balustrade Pillar Depicting Dragon in Clouds · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    depicts dragons and clouds Conservation Date Description Narrative 3 24 1991 Treatment cleaned Provenance The Reverent Winthrop Brainerd Baltimore date of acquisition unknown by inheritance from his father Walters Art Museum 1986 by gift Note in file Inherited by Father Brainerd His grandfather had been governor general of Hong Kong Credit Gift of the Reverend Winthrop Brainerd 1986 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative

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  • Barbarians and Envoys Bring Tribute to the Emperor · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    BC Conservation Date Description Narrative 9 28 2001 Examination examined for exhibition 9 28 2001 Treatment cleaned examined for condition Provenance Panama Pacific International Exposition China Pavilion San Francisco 1915 no 298 Henry Walters Baltimore 1915 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Signature Spurious signature of Qian Xuan Ch ien Hsuan ca 1235 after 1301 Inscription At end on painting Seal Two seals at end on painting

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  • Beaker-Shaped Vase with Four Animals · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Together the four animals are understood to represent the four cardinal directions Engraved bands of waving designs appear at the bottom shoulder and top of the neck to divide the vessel and its painted scenes into two stories The painter utilized a variety of techniques confidently applying thin brush strokes and areas of diffused pigment similar to ink or watercolor on paper On the body appears a tiger the one non fantastical creature confronting a dragon The tiger among the reeds of the river bank glances over its side at the serpentine dragon bursting from the waves of the water with claws extended Tigers and dragons appear as Taoist symbols for yin and yang the tiger the king of the arid earth and the dragon lord of the skies seas and bringer of rain The dragon is associated with the east while the tiger the west The neck represents another scene including the mystical aviary phoenix soaring over rockery and the chimerical qilin besides plantain leaves Juxtapositions of the masculine phoenix and female qilin are known to occur to symbolize yin and yang in a similar fashion as the dragon and tiger Phoenixes emblematic of the sun s heat are associated with the south while the qilin a creature with a dragon like head and equine like body the north The compilation of all four animals may be a symbol of prosperity peace and just ruling in the middle years of the 17th century a period of tumultuous transition between the Ming and Qing dynasties and the period the Manchu occupation of China was underway that would have been more of a hope than a reality Exhibitions Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1980 1981 Provenance Henry Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown by bequest

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/28027/beaker-shaped-vase-with-four-animals/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Bell · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    guide the fundamental pitch was determined it turned out to be almost exactly middle C New sets of bells were then cast their form based on a newly excavated set dating from about the 5th century BC On each bell the name of the pitch was engraved on one side and characters meaning Bureau of Music on the other Provenance Ferguson Sale American Art Association April 7 1916 Henry Walters

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/5546/bell/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Belt Ornament in the Form of a Tiger · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Period Ascending Sort By Period Descending 1 4 1 Previous Next Explore Object Creative Commons License Belt Ornament in the Form of a Tiger Provenance Credit Provenance Vladimir Golschmann St Louis Walters Art Museum 1954 by purchase Credit Museum purchase 1954 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Chinese Artist Period

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/30844/belt-ornament-in-the-form-of-a-tiger/ (2016-02-18)
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