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Chinese export porcelain

Chinese export porcelain  

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The term used for Chinese porcelain made specifically for the European market. Ming blue and white wares were exported during the 16th century and by the 17th century large quantities of porcelain, ...
coat of arms

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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A shield bearing a person or institution's *heraldic bearings. The term derives from the linen surcoat worn by medieval knights over their chain mail. Strictly speaking, only the shield ... More
hall chair

hall chair  

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An English chair with a solid seat and back, usually of mahogany, manufactured from the early 18th to the mid-19th century, used in halls and corridors. They were often decorated with a coat of arms ...
marshalling

marshalling  

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In heraldry, the proper arrangement of armorial bearings to denote rank and condition, connection by marriage, or representation of families. Most marshalling consists of a combination of two or more ...
Meissen

Meissen  

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Fine hard-paste porcelain produced in Meissen, a city in Saxony, eastern Germany, since 1710, in Britain often called Dresden china. The name may be used allusively for the type of a woman whose ...
relief

relief  

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[from the Italian rilevare, ‘to raise’]A sculpture made so that all or part of it projects from a flat surface. See letterpress; woodcut.

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