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landscape with ruins of abbey in the foreground; sheep & cattle near ruins
Small bowl has a raised relief lotus petal pattern on the sides with incised designs on the petals and base; overall grey green glaze; short straight foot; flat rim;
preliminary drawing for painting or windows for the Catholic Apostolic Church (Edinburgh?); on same page as a pencil drawing of the same theme see(65. 77)
Brass shaft & nodes alternating with turquoise inset beads.
Center circular decoration has a bird on a rock with leaves & flowers around. Decorations in each corner.
The skirt is made of purple silk woven with a hidden design of the 8 treasures of Buddhism: the mystic knot, the fish, the conch shell, the canopy, the state umbrella, the lotus, the sacred jar &
Silver cap, blue underglaze floral motif. Silver rim has etched symbols around scalloped edge.
black & white print; the image represents the BC Rain Forest in abstract form
Tonase about to take her daughter Konami's life as Honzo appears at the gate.
Cobalt blue on white; shell-shaped
Painted in blue, green, yellow & red on a bluish white ground with a parrot perched on a tree growing out of a rock; large peonies on the other side. Pinecones & floral motifs on the rim.
decorated with cobalt blue; letters CONF TACINT on central body
domed lid; facetted finial; columnar stem with rib mid-way & high domed foot; pattern around body of bowl & top of lid; also Fine Rib motifs
thick heavy white glass, rectangular in shape, mottled green knob. No decorations
cylindrical body; floral & landscape decoration in cream coloured slip; lid has handle with 2 loose ceramic rings
Double truncated cone shape, lacquered brass with raised chrysanthemum design.
Winter, Lynn Valley was painted in 1939, long after the group of seven had disbanded. It depicts an area outside Vancouver where the artist lived for some years after he left his family.
Brown glaze with wide sweeps of light brown & white slip in broad strokes. Dark ferrous glaze on bottom side & two brown slip finger marks on rim.
Painted in blue on a bluish white ground with an Oriental figure in an amusing & improbable architectural landscape in the well. Floral motifs on the rim.
trifoliate x-section; thick short stem
Still life of flowers ( poppy, peonies, stock, carnation, daffodil roses ) in a white vase, on a marble surface.
Standing figure of a woman dancer; she holds one arm up to the side of her head, the other arm is extended downwards & slightly out; the costume she is wearing has long tubular sleeves that extend
Probably a study for a spandrel decoration, the drawing was formerly attributed to the Circle of Maratta. Catherine Johnston first suggested assigning it to Benaschi, an attribution confirmed by Dr.
Buddha's hand citron shape teapot of greyish yellow stoneware with finial on cover to match; handle is in the shape of a branch
Painted in blue on a bluish white ground, with a Chinese figure in an Oriental landscape in the well. Sprigs of flowers & foliage on the rim.
Double gourd like shape, decorated inside with black glaze & outside with greyish glaze covered partly by reddish-brown abstract decorations. Uneven rim.
vase is square in x-section, narrowing on all sides to a square base; tapered square neck; possibly silver, toned midnight blue; applied tool silver & gold incised & inlaid elements; square te
central image is of a young girl sitting in a forest, with a bonnet on her lap & a basket of flowers under her left hand
A sea stretches from the foreground to the distance on the right, on it are some junks & boats; on the left is a coastal strip of land with tea-houses & eating places, a tori(sp?) gate stands
square box & lid with incised longevity character, bats throughout on key fret design