Wednesday, June 24, 2009

NEW RISING MARKET

Nippon porcelain vaseOrientalism, the design tradition of the 19th century that pictured scenes from Egypt, Morocco, and other glamorous Middle Eastern spots, is gaining new respect. The paintings of harems and market scenes have gone up in price. The jewelry, ceramics and furniture inspired by the art are also selling for much more now than they did ten years ago.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that all Nippon with scenes? Does it have to be stamped? I have a great umbrella stand that isn't.Julia

ibrahim said...

Please correct, the most important subject of orientalism is the Ottoman Empire which ruled for seven centuries over all the areas mentioned and more. The Middle East was the Ottoman Empire. The harems were in the palaces of what is now Istanbul. The most famous painters were commissioned by the Ottomans to paint for the palaces exclusively, most of whom later became even more famous over time.So out of respect for history, it must be stated that the Ottoman empire commissioned many of the beautiful works of art, porcelain, silver etc. which have now become such respected and sought after antiques.Thanks though for acknowedging what we antique lovers and collectors already know.

Joanne said...

What is the value, if any, of items that are marked "Nippon" on them? I have a teapot & creamer with this on the bottom.

rosie said...

Well, I've always liked the feel that I was in some sort of magic carpet ride with this type of art and accessories and am glad we do not put present realities in the mix.