No. 11, from Striped Ming series, 2015
Tan’s Striped Ming series uses the same batik-inspired technique found in his Spotted Nyonya pieces—masking some portions of traditionally decorated porcelain surfaces, and carefully sandblasting the unmasked areas to reveal the delicate white porcelain below. Unlike the ordered patterns of the spotted series, the stripes are placed randomly, creating a more active surface. Here, the vessel’s handle remains in its original state, leaving a glimpse of this object’s history.
It is credited
Courtesy of Hans Tan.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 39 × 16 × 16 cm (15 3/8 × 6 5/16 × 6 5/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.