Jones, Owen, 1809-1874. / Examples of Chinese ornament selected from objects in the South Kensington Museum and other collections
Description of the plates, pp. 9-15 ff.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES. PLATE LXXXVIII. From painted china. The upper composition is of the same Indian character as the last plate; the little dish in the form of a star has very much the same character. The geometric arrangement of the groups of flowers, without being rigidly accurate, yet sufficiently so to properly balance, is most artistic. PLATE LXXXIX. From a large painted china Cistern. This com- position is thoroughly Indian, like Plates LXXVIII., LXXX., and LXXXVII. PLATE XC. From a painted china Vase. A bold composi- tion in the Indian manner. PLATE XCI. From painted china. The upper subject from a small Tray, is remarkable for the way in which the flowers fill up the space. PLATE XCII. From a painted china Vase. A on the continuous-stem principle. bold composition PLATE XCIII. From a painted china Bottle. There is much of the Indian character in this example, particularly in the detached flowers at the base of the subject. PLATE XCIV. From a painted china Jar. Composition on the fragmentary principle; remarkable for the bold treatment of the top and bottom of the jar. PLATE XCV. From a painted china Vase. Another compo- sition on the fragmentary principle. PLATE XCVI. From a painted china Bottle. A singular com- position; remarkable for the way in which the effect of the strong colour of the ornament is softened by the judicious treatment of the ground. PLATE XCVII. From a painted china Bottle. Composition on the continuous-stem principle. The ornament in this example is in slight relief. The vase was cast in a mould. PLATE XCVIII. Inlaid bronze Dish. PLATE XCIX. From a painted china Bottle. the continuous-stem principle. Composition on PLATE C. From a painted china Vase. This example can hardly be called ornament: it is conventional only in the way in which the leaves and fruit are balanced. Ornament from an Indian Lacquer Box, 15