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HEDA’S HYDRA. ON THE ENIGMATIC HYDRA MOTIF ON CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAINS, AS IN WILLEM CLAESZ HEDA’S STILL LIFE OF 1638

HEDA’S HYDRA. ON THE ENIGMATIC HYDRA MOTIF ON CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAINS, AS IN WILLEM... Lucy Jarman* HEDA’s HyDRA . ON tHE ENIgMAtIC HyDRA MOtIF ON CHINEsE BLUE AND WHItE PORCELAINs, As IN WILLEM CLAEsZ HEDA’s stILL LIFE OF 1638 shards of glass, cracked nutshells, oysters carelessly scattered about, a silver cup knocked over – Willem Claesz Heda’s pronkstilleven of 1638 (fig. 1) shows a lush banquet that is toppling into minor chaos. the notion of derangement is mildly irritating, given that the dining table and the stool are bountifully laid out with precious goods. Besides culinary luxuries like wine, lemons, hazelnuts, and olives, imported from warmer regions like the Mediterranean, a broad variety of valuable tableware is also displayed. treasures from the East, such as the paper cone with rare pepper or the smooth, glossy Chinese porcelain objects, testify to voyages across distant oceans. Heda’s Porcelains the unique materiality of porcelain with its shiny-white, translucent, hard body arrived in Europe from the 14th century onwards in a few, exceedingly rare examples. When the Portuguese established direct trade with the Chinese, porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration became a fashionable luxury at European courts. Later, through the Dutch VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie), large quantities of porcelain were shipped to Dutch harbours, satisfying the growing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aziatische Kunst Brill

HEDA’S HYDRA. ON THE ENIGMATIC HYDRA MOTIF ON CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAINS, AS IN WILLEM CLAESZ HEDA’S STILL LIFE OF 1638

Aziatische Kunst , Volume 46 (1): 8 – Jul 11, 2016

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Lucy Jarman* HEDA’s HyDRA . ON tHE ENIgMAtIC HyDRA MOtIF ON CHINEsE BLUE AND WHItE PORCELAINs, As IN WILLEM CLAEsZ HEDA’s stILL LIFE OF 1638 shards of glass, cracked nutshells, oysters carelessly scattered about, a silver cup knocked over – Willem Claesz Heda’s pronkstilleven of 1638 (fig. 1) shows a lush banquet that is toppling into minor chaos. the notion of derangement is mildly irritating, given that the dining table and the stool are bountifully laid out with precious goods. Besides culinary luxuries like wine, lemons, hazelnuts, and olives, imported from warmer regions like the Mediterranean, a broad variety of valuable tableware is also displayed. treasures from the East, such as the paper cone with rare pepper or the smooth, glossy Chinese porcelain objects, testify to voyages across distant oceans. Heda’s Porcelains the unique materiality of porcelain with its shiny-white, translucent, hard body arrived in Europe from the 14th century onwards in a few, exceedingly rare examples. When the Portuguese established direct trade with the Chinese, porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration became a fashionable luxury at European courts. Later, through the Dutch VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie), large quantities of porcelain were shipped to Dutch harbours, satisfying the growing

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Published: Jul 11, 2016

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