Porcelain And Majolica, Wallace Collections

As you have been passing through the rooms looking at the pictures your eye will have glanced at cases of porcelain, maj olica, earthenware, and faience. I hope to be able to tell you enough about these things to encourage you to make a study of them for yourselves, with the help of the catalogue, […]

Metropolitan Museum – Ceramics

THE term Pottery used in its widest sense includes every production of the fictile art, and comprises all kinds of earthenware and stoneware, as well as porcelain, its highest achievement. The word Ceramics is said to be derived from the name of Keramos, the son of Bacchus and Ariadne, the prototype and protector of the […]

Chinese Porcelains

Introduction WITH the Chinese porcelains purchased from Samuel P. Avery nearly forty years ago, and the magnificent J. Pierpont Morgan Collection of the same ware exhibited here on loan since 1894, the Museum display of later Chinese ceramics has long been among the best anywhere available to the public a display which the Altman bequest […]

Chinese Porcelains, Snuff Bottles And Lacquers

ALTHOUGH in the other sections of the Hand-book to the Altman Collection the objects in the different rooms are noted in the order in which they are placed, the arrangement of the Chinese porcelains in GALLERIES 3 and 4 has been necessarily governed by the character of the exhibits, which are grouped more with regard […]

Chinese Porcelains

WITH the Chinese porcelains purchased from Samuel P. Avery nearly forty years ago, and the magnificent J. Pierpont Morgan Collection of the same ware exhibited here on loan since 1894, the Museum display of later Chinese ceramics has long been among the best anywhere available to the public a display which the Altman bequest now […]

Chinese Porcelains, Snuff Bottles And Lacquers

ALTHOUGH in the other sections of the Hand-book to the Altman Collection the objects in the different rooms are noted in the order in which they are placed, the arrangement of the Chinese porcelains in GALLERIES 3 and 4 has been necessarily governed by the character of the exhibits, which are grouped more with regard […]

Art Treasures of Washington – Artistic Pottery Of The Pueblos

THE valuable collection of the pottery of the ancient Pueblo Indians, owned by the Bureau of Ethnology, had its commencement w nth the collections made personally by Major Powell, before the establishment of the bureau. The collection contains examples of the coiled, plain, and painted wares of the more ancient or prehistoric tribes. The Pueblos […]

Sikyatki Pottery – Art Treasures of Washington

ONE of the most extraordinary, as well as one of the most beautiful, of the collections of pre-historic pottery preserved in the National Museum is the collection of Sikyatki ware, acquired by Jesse Walter Fewkes, who spent three months in collecting objects for the National Museum, to illustrate the archaeology of the Southwest, especially that […]

Roman Pottery

It owes it origin, as do all the Roman arts, to the Greeks. Both potters and artists were brought to Rome as prisoners, were liberated, and induced or forced to produce. The result was a Greco-Roman Art. The most interesting development of pottery due to the Romans are the terra-cotta bas-reliefs, with which they ornamented […]