Meiji Masterpieces: Japanese Art & Design of the Meiji Period

The Meiji era began in 1868 with the restoration of imperial rule in Japan and lasted until the death of Emperor Meiji in 1912.  The period is associated with a rapid expansion in art forms, mediums, and styles.  Both European and Chinese culture influenced the art of the time—the presence of dragons on these vases … Continue reading Meiji Masterpieces: Japanese Art & Design of the Meiji Period

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A Selection of Antique & Modern Lamps

We are delighted to present an online catalogue of lamps from our collection.  With a mix of both antique and modern vases, each of these lamps has been selected for its fine quality and decorative appeal.  You can read the catalogue here: http://issuu.com/mackinnonfineart/docs/mackinnon_lamps_catalogue_winter_20_2209298fdd782d?e=25624079/58758226 Below we are highlighting a few examples from the catalogue. The ceramic … Continue reading A Selection of Antique & Modern Lamps

Blue and White: The Perfect Colour Combination

What can we say?  We love blue and white.  And we are certainly not alone.  The classic colour combination featured prominently in the incredible decorative arts exported from China to Europe starting in the seventeenth century and was then adopted by the Dutch, who made blue and white Delftware a trend on its own. Below we have featured a selection … Continue reading Blue and White: The Perfect Colour Combination