Monthly Archives: July 2013

tang

I’ll be back later with the narrative ! wednesday 31 July When I added this to our facebook page, I noted that it was a copy, a print of the original held in the Shanghai Museum, and that brought to … Continue reading

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purist

Pure Qing,  both pieces : the Foshan earthenware pot and the ‘moon’ table.  The table, in particular, has the characteristically detailed, courtly decoration of that period.  They are made for each other. The brown blob on the pot is the … Continue reading

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Tyger ! Tyger !

I’m into the poetry of William Blake right now so… Tyger ! Tyger ! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry ? Not the best of images I grant … Continue reading

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Infant Joy

I have no name: ‘I am but two days old.’ What shall I call thee? ‘I happy am, ‘Joy is my name.’ Sweet joy befall thee ! Pretty joy ! Sweet joy but two days old, Sweet joy I call … Continue reading

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beauteous things

I love all beauteous things, I seek and adore them; God hath no better praise, And man in his hasty days Is honoured for them. Robert Bridges 1844-1930

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chinese classicism

We select our pieces with an eye to the classical but if we composed them like the image above, divine as it is in our eyes, we would never sell them !  The thing is that you have to translate … Continue reading

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a thing of beauty…

is a joy forever…Keats said it before he died at the astonishingly young age of 27 of TB.  I am often taken aback at the few years people lived in the past and what heights some of them scaled in … Continue reading

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trials and tribulations

If you’ve ever gone from a PC to a Mac you may appreciate the angst involved, especially if you’re a boomer who was not born with a mouse in hand !  Woe, is me.  I will have to get the … Continue reading

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trial run

New iMac !  OMG no fun coming to terms with it.  We shall, we shall,  we shall overcome . via con dios

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