Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties

New York, USA - January 26, 2011 – April 17, 2011

This exhibition was on display at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York, from 26 January to 17 April 2011. It was organised in collaboration with Les Arts Décoratifs and regrouped nearly 170 Chinese cloisonné enamels from the Mongol Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) to the end of the Manchu Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Half of these pieces came from the outstanding collection at Les Arts Décoratifs, notably those donated by D. David-Weill in 1923. The other half came from public collections in the United States – the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Springfield Museums in Massachusetts, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago – and from the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, England. This exhibition, curated by Béatrice Quette, head of education and cultural activities at Les Arts Décoratifs, displays a panorama of Chinese cloisonné production from the 14th century to the beginning of the 20th century as seen through the eyes of well-known collectors in the West. A Book, co-published by Yale University Press, Bard Graduate Center and Les Arts Décoratifs, accompanies the exhibition

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