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Chinese enamels reflected perception of European culture
NEW YORK — Few cultures are immune to fascination with “the other,” and Europeans were definitely “the other” in the minds of generations of Chinese artists. They were keenly interested in foreigners and Western art styles and motifs, and created gorgeous enameled objects – some copper, some porcelain – featuring European scenes and portraits. Chinese artists made […]
Urquhart & Hart catered to England’s upper classes
NEW YORK – What an unlikely pair, Duncan Urquhart, a Scottish Christian, and Naphtali Hart, a British Jew. Yet these late 18th century silversmiths fashioned stylish sterling silver dinner ware, tea ware, spoons and flatware in partnership.