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Kelly Kessler

...imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown [Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Peak moment in the history of ceramics. (Just noticed for the first time today: look at that sweep of black slip just under the lip, pushing the ripe volume of the shoulder up and right out the throat.)
yama-bato:

Bottle North China, probably from Xiuwu or Cizhou Northern Song period (960–1127), 12th century Stoneware with sgraffito design in slip under glaze (Cizhou ware) Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.141
http://sites.asiasociety.org/asianjourneys/chinese-civil-strife-and-the-international-art-market/

Peak moment in the history of ceramics. (Just noticed for the first time today: look at that sweep of black slip just under the lip, pushing the ripe volume of the shoulder up and right out the throat.)

yama-bato:

Bottle
North China, probably from Xiuwu or Cizhou
Northern Song period (960–1127), 12th century
Stoneware with sgraffito design in slip under glaze (Cizhou ware)
Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.141

http://sites.asiasociety.org/asianjourneys/chinese-civil-strife-and-the-international-art-market/

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