Monthly Archives: June 2013

Samurai Ceramics: Japanese Nabeshima Wares at the Oriental Ceramic Society

Last Tuesday members of the Oriental Ceramic Society gathered at the Royal Academy in London for the Annual General Meeting. Founded in 1921, members of the society represent some of the cream of the Asian art world and include collectors, … Continue reading

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Painting for the Emperor: Giuseppe Castiglione

Mention the name Giuseppe Castiglione in the artist’s native Italy and you’ll be met with blank looks, yet Castiglione is one of the most famous painters in the world. Born in 1688 into a Milanese family, Castiglione was a Jesuit … Continue reading

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