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Author Curtis, Emily Byrne

Title Chinese-Islamic Works of Art, 1644-1912 A Study of Some Qing Dynasty Examples
Published Milton : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (143 p.)
Series Routledge Research in Art History Ser
Routledge Research in Art History Ser
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Preface; Chapter 1 The arrival of Muslim artisans in China; Background; Textiles; Metalwork; Questions of authenticity; Cloisonné metalwork; Porcelains; Other inscriptions; Blanc de Chine; Glass; Notes; Chapter 2 A confluence of different cultures; Background; French interest; Laufer's expedition; Initial steps; Boshan; Early manufacture; Boshan craftsmen; Problems at the imperial glassworks; Glass materials; Notes
Chapter 3 Qing dynasty Chinese glass with Islamic influences: A study of some examplesHistorical roots; Kangxi period (1662-1722) -- the influence of Islamic facet-cut glass; Yongzheng period (1723-1735) -- exploring the decoration of Arabic inscriptions; Qianlong period (1736-1795) -- fusion of Islamic culture with Chinese tradition; A unique example; Notes; Chapter 4 Qing Dynasty glass with Arabic inscriptions: Their European derivations; Background; Yongzheng glass; Further thoughts on a pair of glass vases; Qianlong's military conquests; A Muslim consort; Qianlong's imperial mosque
Chapter 8 Interior painted snuff bottles: A Chinese-Muslim masterTobacco trade; Snuff in China; A leading exponent; Working methods; Chinese calligraphy; Portrait bottles; Beijing Opera stars; Actresses; The Wolferz collection; Portrait of a Muslim merchant; Notes; Chapter 9 Chinese and Islamic calligraphy: A harmonious blend; Background; City of Eternal Peace; Sini script; Photographic records; Sino-Islamic scrolls; Writing implements; Calligrams; A Zitan bowl; Notes; Addendum; The Langtingxu; Note; Glossary; Archival sources visited; China; England; France; Italy; Vatican (State of)
Diamond-point engravingHuqqah bases; A glass cup; A particular vase; Beijing glass; Notes; Chapter 5 Porcelains for the Islamic market; Background; Magic Squares; Lan's 'strange vessels'; Sources of cobalt; Overglaze enamels; Iron red Glazes; Famille rose; Patterns and figural representations; A tureen; A notable exception; A treasure; An important link; Notes; Chapter 6 Cloisonné enamel wares; Part One; Part Two; Notes; Chapter 7 Jade from Khotan; Background; Khotan; Imperial jade workshops; Jade boulders; A jade seal; Islamic jades; Jades in the Mughal style; Jade lore; Notes
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Subject Art -- China -- Arab influences -- History
Islamic art -- China
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1000752399