Jorge Welsh Works of Art exhibit rare porcelain at TEFAF New York

Posted: 2016-10-20 12:02:33 - Last updated: 2016-10-20 12:04:23

The inaugural TEFAF New York show opens this week, running from October 21-26 at the Park Avenue Armory, and BADA member Jorge Welsh Works of Art will be exhibiting an exceptional collection of rare Chinese and Japanese export porcelain.

Founded in 1986 by Jorge Welsh and Luisa Vinhais, Jorge Welsh Works of Art have exhibited regularly at TEFAF Maastricht, Le Biennale Paris and Masterpiece London and will be bringing a strong exhibition of cross cultural works for their first New York show for over 10 years.

One of the highlights exhibited will be a magnificent life-sized Japanese porcelain stag with removable antlers, dating from the Edo period (late 17th, early 18th century). Possibly representing the Sika Deer, or Japanese deer, the model’s impressive size seems unequalled among works of its time.

Jorge Welsh explains: “There is, so far, no comparable Japanese porcelain figure of an animal recorded. The quality of potting of this life-size model, exhibiting a fully sculptural form, is exceptional and demonstrates the expertise of the Japanese potter.”

Also on display will be a rare blue and white porcelain mosque lamp from the 18th century. Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, mosque lamps were frequently used to adorn Islamic religious buildings.

Mosque lamps were important as symbols of light, which alluded to God, and were often decorated with the ‘Verse of Light’ from the Qur’an. An expensive luxury, the lamps were often inscribed with their donor’s name.

Jorge Welsh Works of Art will be exhibiting at Stand 50 at TEFAF New York

For more information on Jorge Welsh Works of Art visit www.jorgewelsh.com

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