Collection Highlights: Eastern Art
Fritware pottery, with underglaze painting, 32.4 cm diameter. Iran (probably Kashan), late 13th century.
Spain (probably Cordoba), carved ivory, 10.5 cm diameter, dated AD 999.
On a square pedestal base, 22.7 cm high, Western Zhou period (c.1050–771 BC), from north China.
Chinese, coil-made red earthenware with red and black slip painted decoration, 48.3 cm high, c.3000 BC.
Chinese, Ming dynasty, early 15th century.
Islamic, Fritware pottery, with underglaze painting in blue and black, 27.5 cm diameter. Syria (Raqqa), c.1200 AD.
Iranian, Fritware pottery, with underglaze painting in blue, c.1700, 44.5 cm diameter.
Indian, gilded bronze, 10.8 cm high, 16th century, Orissa, eastern India.
Japan, c.1890. Carved, hammered and engraved shibuichi, inlaid with shakudo, gold and silver. By Jomi Sei. H. 65cm. Purchased with the aid of the National Art Collections Fund and the Story Fund.
Chinese, earthenware cast from a mould with traces of slip colour, 35.7 cm high, 1st half of the 8th century AD.
Earthenware with blue painting on a white glaze, 12.5 cm diameter, Iraq (probably Basra), 9th century.
Turkey (Iznik), Fritware pottery, with underglaze painting. Jug 25 cm high, dish 28.8 cm diameter, about 1530–50.
Indian, gouache with silver and gold on paper, 19.7 x 15cm, northern Deccan, c.1675.
Egypt, enamelled and gilded glass, 31 cm high, early 14th century.
Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845–1927): Waterfall vase, 1910–15, 14.9 cm high, Cloisonné enamel with silver wire, on copper.
Chinese, with polychrome decoration and gilding, 93 cm high, from north China, Northern Song dynasty, 10th – 11th century AD.