Chinese Design

In class, I presented a book which focused on Chinese ceramics. While the decorative aspects of the works were identifiable and nearly singular to Chinese culture, it became evident that many other cultures took particular interest in the forms of these vessels. In particular, many other cultures took inspiration from Chinese bowls which feature a slight, outward turn near the mouth and lip of the vessel. Below are some examples.

Bowl

Bowl decorated with peony leaves and chrysanthemum, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

White Slip Inlaid Rope-Curtain Design Buncheong Bowl-16th Cent. Joseon dynasty:

White Slip Inlaid Rope-Curtain Design Buncheong Bowl-16th Cent. Joseon dynasty (Korea)

Japanese Art | Kyoto ware tea bowl | F1898.23:

Kyoto ware tea bowl, Japan

Tea bowl (ido-chawan), Japan, Hagi, 17th/18th century Ceramics Height 8.6 cm, x 15.1 cm Private collection Courtesy Japan Art Frankfurt http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/japan-and-the-west-the-filled-void/:

Tea bowl (ido-chawan), Japan, Hagi, 17th/18th century Ceramics

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