Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #27

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Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #27

July 13, 2011

July13.jpgContract Curator Ellen Denker's visit has provided us with lots of new and exciting information about some of the objects in Reynolda's historic house collection. For instance, the pair of Chinese vases that sit on the mantel in the reception hall are not 19th century replicas--like they were so often thought of--but in fact much older.

According to Ellen Denker:

Fahua ware, the name given to this type of ceramic decoration, was an attempt to imitate the cloisonné in clay. Most examples of Fahua ware are assigned to the late 15th or 16th century, putting them in the period of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).



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