COLLECTOR'S GUESTBOOK 2006
There is nothing that adds so much to the pleasure of any collection, as knowledge on whatever you are collecting. Some more or less collect just 'knowledge' in itself, and see the pieces as mere mementoes in a lifelong search for understanding. Whatever your own interest is, in the field of Western contacts with the Eastern mysteries of art and culture, I hope that you in some way will benefit from the use of this site and through it find a way of helping others to add to their pleasure, knowledge and collections.
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Coolidge, AZ USA - Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 05:40:13 (CEST)
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Leiden, Netherlands - Sunday, February 12, 2006 at 13:13:57 (CET)
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- Wednesday, February 08, 2006 at 23:20:40 (CET)
I have a major collection of chinese mother of pearl gaming chips from the 18th and 19th century and I am looking for help in working out what many of the scenes on these chips depicts. Are there any experts in chinese domestic life that could advise me.
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london, England - Wednesday, February 08, 2006 at 13:11:23 (CET)
Hi! I am a ceramics teacher in Cape Town, South Africa. I read the site as I am doing some research on the topic of Ming Porcelain in order to teach it. It is truly fascinating! Our coastline has extensive ship-wrecks from the trade with the east from about the mid 18th century onwards as Cape town was a 'refreshment station' for the ships sailing to England. I recently hosted a young bead artist from Gothenburg as we have a very vibrant craft culture down here and she had won a grant enabling her to do her research in our lovely city. Greetings to all fellow lovers of Ceramics! PS Do you work with clay yourself, Mr Nilsson?
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Cape Town, South Africa - Monday, February 06, 2006 at 12:47:26 (CET)
I've used this wonderful site to ask you questions several times. This is (I hope) a helpful comment. Your number 852 in the Chinese marks seems to say that mark means new which might confuse a little as I bought two tea bowls with that exact mark 25 years ago in a Singapore market and they were second hand when I bought them. If you could say how long that mark has been used it would be very helpful to others.
Lesley Windmill <lesley'a'potta.demon.co.uk>
Reading, UK - Saturday, February 04, 2006 at 21:02:54 (CET)
This website have been really helpful for my study of porcelain. Thank you so much for it.
But I think your description of Korea is a bit wrong. You refer to that country just as 'a colony of Japan' and then say 'the bulk of celadons being made in Korea which shows little innovation or creativity in design, shape and colour; just row after row of crackled celadon with the seemingly mandatory cranes or small florals with red centers'.
But if you study Korean porcelain more, you can realise Korean glaze used in the 12th century was so beautifully unique that even skillful Chinese craftsmen say they can't find a way to make it, as well as the patterns of the 14th and 15th century's grayish-blue-powdered Korean celadons were very characteristic.
I sincerely feel thankful for your efforts to describe things as correctly as possible, but like this case of Korean porcelain, sometimes I find a bit prejudiced point of view.
Thank you for reading this.
London, UK - Wednesday, February 01, 2006 at 21:22:18 (CET)
I am doing some research on pieces that I have inherited from a family member. This site is an oasis for someone like me. While I want to be aware of the values, I am more interested in the actual history of the art.
This site is easy clearly written and defined with beautiful pictures to example work .
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Birmingham, AL USA - Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 17:46:00 (CET)
I am a beginner in the matter of Chinese and Japanese porcelains, and I find your website to be most educational. I have questions about Q03, QL66 and Q65. Do I go through PayPal to get them answered (evidently, it is "down" at present)???
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Watertown, MN USA - Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 23:13:47 (CET)
Dear friends and collectors of Oriental Art. Welcome to a new year of sharing and studying. Over the past years nothing have seemed more important then that we who share this planet Earth as our home should do our best to understand each other as well as ourselves; both who we are and where we came from, to plan wisely where we are heading. In some small way I think this site is a contribution to that end, which makes collectiong and studying memories from the past all the more meaningful, in just a little bit larger perspective.
Göteborg, Sweden - Tuesday, January 03, 2006
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