JORGE WELSH WORKS OF ART
Jorge Welsh Works of Art was founded by Jorge Welsh and Luísa Vinhais. The gallery’s expertise is in Chinese porcelain – with an emphasis on export porcelain – and cross-cultural works of art from Africa, India, China and Japan ranging from the 15th to the 19th century.
Since 1999, the gallery’s editorial department, Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing, has published over 40 scholarly catalogues and books, many of which have become sought-after reference works in the field. Highlights include European Decoration on Oriental Porcelain by Helen Espir, Chinese Armorial Porcelain for Spain by Rocío Diaz, Tankards and Mugs: Drinking from Chinese Export Porcelain by Rose Kerr and Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos, and the four volumes of The RA Collection of Chinese Ceramics: a Collector’s Vision. Many of these have been translated to Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Kinrande: Porcelain Dressed in Gold
One of the biggest groups of kinrande porcelain ever brought together in a dedicated exhibition is set to be exhibited by Jorge Welsh Works of Art. ‘Kinrande: Porcelain Dressed in Gold’ presents an unparalleled selection of over 40 pieces of porcelain in a range of shapes, which result from 22 years of collecting. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue introducing new research into the global reach of this exceptional ware.
Kinrande is one of the rarest and most exquisite types of Chinese porcelain. Named after the Japanese word for ‘gold brocade’, these wares are distinguished by the use of gold foil designs on monochrome, mainly iron red, grounds. Kinrande porcelain was initially made in China during the Jiajing period (1522–1566), becoming available to international markets between the second half of the 16th and mid-17th centuries, after which it inspired many foreign interpretations.
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