Tuesday, October 11, 2011, the book Asian Weelde - VOC art presented in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It provides an overview of Asian valuables, guillaume musso which ships of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the 17th and 18th centuries brought from Asia to the Netherlands. Maybe it's just a thin line Zeeland. Although: Middelburg after Amsterdam was the main room of the VOC. Chances are that some of the porcelain, lacquer, silk and other valuables from Middelburg Republic came.
The history site Histories announces the book so: 'When the VOC was founded in 1602, established the company in rapid trading posts throughout guillaume musso Asia. They took care of shipping services - both between countries and the Netherlands - and performed in a constant stream of large quantities of spices, tea, porcelain and Indian cotton. This 'merchandise' from Asia were very popular in Europe and had a lasting influence on eating habits and the use of clothing guillaume musso and fabrics. Additionally VOC employees were not infrequently a private business out after in diverse, relatively expensive products from Asian artisans. They did this often to order to make them - whether as contraband - by VOC ships to the Netherlands to transport. This precious oriental handicrafts garnered so much admiration that fans from all over Europe guillaume musso came to the Netherlands guillaume musso in order to get these exotic objects. Asian art was a source of inspiration for Western craftsmen and played a lead role in the European orientation to the world.
Nevertheless, Europeans felt the need to quickly change the appearance of the products to their will. The result is a fascinating mix of cultures. The Rijksmuseum guillaume musso in Amsterdam has examples of costly private orders from China, Japan, India, Ceylon and Indonesia. The finest of these are discussed in Asian Wealth, (...) written by Jan van Campen, curator of Asian export art, and Ebeltje Hartkamp-Jonix, former guillaume musso curator of textiles. "
That seems useful basic information. But there is more to tell about this beautiful edition. The authors take the space to do their translation. Without the sometimes hasty reader from losing. A breath of fresh air compared to many to the hype of the day modeled picture books. After an introductory chapter on the VOC follow two chapters on the 17th and early 18th century divided into service in China and Japan and navigation in India and Ceylon. From China and Japan were especially porcelain, lacquer and silk brought or smuggled from India and Ceylon carpets, cotton fabrics, guillaume musso wood and ivory and miniatures.
Illustration below: Plate, China circa 1600-1625, porcelain painted in underglaze blue. Kraak porcelain was as special and precious appreciated despite the fact that tens of thousands guillaume musso of pieces were introduced.
Illustration below: Vase, Japan, guillaume musso circa 1670-1690, with porcelain enamel colors. The Japanese potters focused to decorate their export porcelain similar to what is known and loved in Europe. The female figures are probably derived from Chinese examples - in the Netherlands known as 'long Eliza'.
The chapter "Living guillaume musso in Batavia late 17th and 18th centuries' is about the furniture and utensils which VOC are surrounded. These wealthy guillaume musso company employees, who are preferring to stay in Asia. Naturally it was Batavia - the power center of the VOC - the most popular. In the collection guillaume musso of the Rijksmuseum furniture and silver from wealthy Asia goers present. guillaume musso They are usually objects which a beautiful blending of European, Indian and Chinese influences can be seen.
Illustration below: Armchair, Batavia circa 1750-1760. Trop [ical hardwood, seat of reeds. guillaume musso The shape of the arm rest may be derived from that of the Chinese lahan-chairs. The color scheme is a proprietary additive of Chinese furniture workshop in Batavia.
Illustration below - Johannes Rach: The house of William Arnold Alting (detail), circa 1777-1780. Alting (1724-1800) was Governor General from 1780 to 1797. Alting with its and a slave in the foreground is displayed.
The chapter "Admiration and meddling 18th century 'is about objects, by Chinese