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Graham Hood
Meditations on a Chinese Musician

Ceramics in America 2003

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Franz Anton Bustelli, detail view of a Chinese musician figure, Nymphenburg, Germany, twentieth century after a ca. 1750 original from the Nymphenburg factory. Porcelain. H. 4 15/16". (Hood Collection; photos by Gavin Ashworth unless otherwise noted.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Side view of the figure illustrated in fig. 1.

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Back view of the figure illustrated in fig. 1.

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Sepulchral figure of a Bactrian camel, China, T’ang period, eighth century. Glazed earthenware. H. 34 1/2". (Courtesy, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, gift of James Junius Goodwin.)

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Fruit basket, American China Manufactory (Bonnin and Morris), Philadelphia, 1770–1772. Soft-paste porcelain. D. 6 7/8". (Courtesy, Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund; photo © 2002.)

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    Majolica fragments, Italy, fifteenth century. Tin-glazed earthenware. (Courtesy, Detroit Institute of Arts, gift of Dr. Wilhelm R. Valentiner; photo © 1975.)

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Back view of the majolica fragments illustrated in fig. 6.

  • Figure 8
    Figure 8

    “Mr. Nobody,” London, 1682. Tin-glazed earthenware. H. 8 1/2". (Courtesy, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.)

  • Figure 9
    Figure 9

    Harlequin figure, Bow Porcelain Factory, London, ca. 1760. Soft-paste porcelain. H. 7 3/4". (Courtesy, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.)

  • Figure 10
    Figure 10

    Garniture, Worcester Porcelain Manufactory, Worcester, ca. 1770. Soft-paste porcelain. H. of tallest: 15 3/8". (Courtesy, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.)

  • Figure 11
    Figure 11

    Detail of bowl, Worcester Porcelain Manufactory, Worcester, ca. 1770. Soft-paste porcelain. D. 11." (Courtesy, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.)

  • Figure 12
    Figure 12

    Detail of one of a pair of gilt decorated lead glass decanters, England, ca. 1770. H. 11 3/4". (Courtesy, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.)

  • Figure 13
    Figure 13

    Dish, Netherlands, 1720–1740. Tin-glazed earthenware. D. 13 1/2". (Hood Collection.)

  • Figure 14
    Figure 14

    Tile, Netherlands, ca. 1700. Tin-glazed earthenware. W. 5 1/8". (Hood Collection.)

  • Figure 15
    Figure 15

    Detail of the tile illustrated in fig. 14.

  • Figure 16
    Figure 16

    Étienne-Maurice Falconet, Trump, Chelsea, 1745–1750. Soft-paste porcelain. L. 11 1/2". (Courtesy, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.)

  • Figure 17
    Figure 17

    Back view of Trump, illustrated in fig. 16.

  • Figure 18
    Figure 18

    Anthony Baecher, seated goat figure, Winchester, Virginia, ca. 1880. Lead-glazed earthenware. H. 6 7/8". (Courtesy, American Folk Art Museum, promised gift of Ralph Esmarian; photo, John Bigelow Taylor © 2000).

  • Figure 19
    Figure 19

    Michelle Erickson, seated goat after Anthony Baecher, 1995. Glazed earthenware. H. 6 7/8". (Hood Collection.)

  • Figure 20
    Figure 20

    Detail of the Chinese musician illustrated in fig. 1.