A few nice mold chinese photos I identified:
Jingdezhen Chinese Porcelain Vase_jv1014y
Image by Silk Road Collection
Distinctive hand-thrown and hand-decorated Jingdezhen porcelain, after prized by the imperial courts of China, are now accessible to you from Silk Road Collection. This vase is gourd shape. The interior is white and the exterior is mustard yellow-with swirls embossed straight into the glaze. Beautifully raised, hand-painted black and white cranes grace the surface, along with delicate pink flowers and green leaves. The city Jingdezhen, China has been known as the “Porcelain Capital of China” for over 1,700 years, originating in the course of the Han Dynasty. The particular clay identified in the surrounding mountain locations of this south-eastern region of China provides the essentials ingredients of the world-famous Jingdezhen porcelain.
Silk Road Collection has partnered with tiny businesses of family artisans from Jingdezhen to select its unique collection of vases, bowls and other porcelains. Each and every piece is hand-thrown (not cast from a mold) from clay, kiln fired, and then hand-painted creating a a single-of-a-type, planet-class treasure. Even though some artisans now use electric wheels and kilns, numerous households nonetheless employ their ancient hand-thrown tactics and wood-fired kilns. In London in 2005, a Jingdezhen blue and white porcelain jar from the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) sold for over Million – the highest value achieved by a piece of porcelain in the history of all porcelain auctions.
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Shanghai Moon – is a single of those few restaurants whose interior decor alone is worth the trip. And if you go in the middle of the evening you can have the place to your self. It really is open 24-hours a day. From the elevator, comply with the thinning red carpet down the hall and into the ballroom-style dining room, where the carpet springs back to life in a swirl of red, blue and cream. Pick a single of the mismatched embroidered chairs and sit down to a quintessential Chinese table, a pink carnation in a glass vase and a red tablecloth. See the majestic and old-fashioned surroundings: the antiques, the chandeliers, the grand ceiling with distinctive molding and alcoves with velvet curtains. On the walls, there are photographs of Shanghai circa 1840s-1950s displaying the daily landmarks of the era (the initial department retailer, the very first cinema, the Huangpu complete of canoe-sized boats) as effectively as landmark events like Prince Chun of the Qing Dynasty’s parade down Nanjing Xi Lu. The menu is complete of your regular Shanghainese fare, with a bit of Cantonese influence
NYC – Metropolitan Museum of Art – Shadakshari Lokeshvara with Deities and Monks
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Shadakshari Lokeshvara with Deities and Monks
late 15th century, Tibet
Distemper and gold on cloth 40 3/eight x 31 1/four in. (102.five x 79.four cm)
Shadakshari Lokeshvara is a form of the merciful and compassionate Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. The "patron saint" of Tibet, he is identified as the Lokeshvara of the Six Mystical Syllables: om mani pad me hum (Hail to the jewel in the lotus). All Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of this deity.
Against a gold background, Shadakshari Lokeshvara is seated cross-legged on a lotus pedestal. The four-armed deity holds his usual attributes, a rosary and a lotus, and has two hands in the position of adoration. He is surrounded by thirty-three Buddhist divinities and monks placed among stylized clouds.
The fine line drawing, almost total absence of color, the therapy of the cloud patterns, and the dragon in the reduce correct corner are indications of the influence of early Ming-period Chinese art. The flowing draperies and billowing lotus flowers are also departures from the a lot more stylized, significantly less naturalistic depictions in both Indian and Nepalese art, the two main sources of early Tibetan painting.
Present of Margery and Harry Kahn, 1985 (1985.390.three)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s permanent collection includes far more than two million operates of art from around the globe. It opened its doors on February 20, 1872, housed in a developing located at 681 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Beneath their guidance of John Taylor Johnston and George Palmer Putnam, the Met’s holdings, initially consisting of a Roman stone sarcophagus and 174 mainly European paintings, quickly outgrew the available space. In 1873, occasioned by the Met’s purchase of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriot antiquities, the museum decamped from Fifth Avenue and took up residence at the Douglas Mansion on West 14th Street. Nevertheless, these new accommodations have been temporary after negotiations with the city of New York, the Met acquired land on the east side of Central Park, exactly where it built its permanent property, a red-brick Gothic Revival stone "mausoleum" developed by American architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mold. As of 2006, the Met measures virtually a quarter mile lengthy and occupies a lot more than two million square feet, far more than 20 occasions the size of the original 1880 constructing.
In 2007, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was ranked #17 on the AIA 150 America’s Favorite Architecture list.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1967. The interior was designated in 1977.
National Historic Register #86003556