Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing presented online lectures on kinrande porcelain.
'Kinrande: Porcelain Dressed in Gold'
by Ana Moas (Jorge Welsh Works of Art, London/Lisbon) on 24 November 2020
'Gilded Objects for the Ottoman Sultan: Kinrande Porcelain in the Middle East'
by Valentina Bruccoleri (Sorbonne Université, Paris) on 1 December 2020.
The online Kinrande lectures coincided with the exhibition 'Kinrande: Porcelain Dressed in Gold' in London and Lisbon, and the publication of a catalogue with English and Chinese editions.
Named after the Japanese word for ‘gold brocade’, Kinrande porcelain wares are one of the rarest and most exquisite types of Chinese porcelain produced in Jingdezhen. These wares are distinguished by the use of gold foil designs on monochrome grounds, mainly iron-red. Kinrande porcelain was initially made in China during the Jiajing period (1522-1566), and appeared on international markets between the second half of the 16th and early 17th centuries. This two-lecture series offered a closer look at the broad appeal of Chinese Kinrande porcelain with a focus on Europe and the Ottoman Empire.