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Posted 27 Jan 2013
I have been thinking about this picture for a few days now and have come to several conclusions. Let's see if you can read this picture. What do you think of the tea drinking activity? Go get a handleless cup and hold it just like the people in the painting. Of the three which one can actually and comfortably drink the tea? Enlarge the image to get a better view.
Posted 24 Jan 2013I know what you are saying, 'big deal everyone has had a cup of tea'.
But today I used a handcrafted porcelain teapot in which I steeped loose leaf Darjeeling tea. I poured milk and added a half-teaspoon of sugar and strained the tea through a tea strainer and served it in a handcrafted porcelain teacup that has no handles. The utensils I used were placed in a handcrafted porcelain tea plate. I felt the 18thcentury surrounding me. I enjoyed the experience so much that I did it twice. Would have done it a third time but that is too much caffeine in one day. The experience was a far cry from a tea bag in a mug. I feel that I am now in the historical porcelain loop.
Posted 17 Dec 2012...stop procrastinating and put my boltless shelving together. I have been putting if off for two days now and the most I have done is to remove the pieces from the box.
So for my last post of the day, what is this?
Do not use screen shots. C U L8r!
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Posted 15 Dec 2012...and well executed. The decoration is very well suited for this Urn. It is an amazing piece. I have always been in awe of the use of one color with gradations to distingush space, shape, forms, and terrain; marvelous stuff.
It is located in the Fitzwilliam Museum.
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Posted 8 Dec 2012Fitzwilliam pots that were broken by a fall.jpg (13.53K)
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This image does not show how large these vessels really are but you will see if you watch the video(s).
If ever you have seen broken vessels in a museum and always wondered how it had been repaired, here is a wonderful interactive video informational on how a museum quality restoration was done.
Three large vessels had been broken. They had been sitting on a window sill for 40 years and one day someone fell down the stairs, crashed into them and the vessels were shattered into pieces. The videos show the conservation techniques used to restore the vessels.
If the link doesn't work go to the Fitzwilliam Museum website and look under Chinese Vases on the home page. I will try to give you as much as I can to get you there if one link doesn't work try another. I think you will enjoy watching, yes it is worth it.
There is a disclaimer that this technique may not work for all types of ware be sure to read it too.
From the FAQ page
Where did the incident take place?
The disaster happened on the landing of the grand stone staircase connecting the first-floor Flower Paintings gallery (Gallery 17) and ground-floor Islamic gallery (Gallery 33).
The main flight of stairs rises from the ground floor to a central landing beneath a large window, then divides into two smaller flights left and right. The visitor tumbled down the right-hand flight of stairs, then along the windowsill from right to left, colliding with each vase in turn. The impact reduced them to rubble and scattered them across the landing and stairs. The stone flags were gouged in places where he skidded on some of the hard porcelain sherds. Other fragments were crushed by staff coming to help him. The noise of the crash was immense and echoed through the galleries.
What happened to the visitor involved in the incident?
Museum attendants and first-aiders quickly attended to the visitor at the scene, moments after the crash. Although an ambulance was called, he later walked away unharmed.
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