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Blue and White Ceramics in the Middle East: Exchanges with China
17/05/2018 5:45pm
 

The development and use of blue and white on ceramics is widely associated with the kilns of Jingdezhen in south-east China, kilns that produced porcelains decorated with blue and white for export to Middle Eastern markets continuously from the mid-14th century onwards. These pieces were shipped across the Indian Ocean to ports in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea and transferred to camel caravans serving the inland markets; when they reached the cities of Cairo, Damascus and Tabriz, they were avidly collected by those who could afford them.


Event Type

Lecture

Speakers

Melanie Gibson, Gingko Library

United Kingdom

London

 

MBI Abu Jaber Building, SOAS, 21 Russell Square, London

 

LMEI, SOAS

 
 

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