Chinamania - Blue and White porcelain

In collaboration with Freer|Sackler’s “Chinamania” exhibit, DPO scanned over 60 pieces of historical porcelain using turn-table photogrammetry and laser arm scanning.  You can view and download some of these beautiful models here:


Incense Burner (f197840) View|Download

Vase (f1992132) View|Download

Vase (f199148) View|Download

Vase with Deer Landscape (f19864) View|Download

Bottle Shaped Vase (f198219) View|Download

Bowl (f19923) View|Download




About the exhibit:

Chinamania” ( Contemporary sculptor Walter McConnell explores the West’s enduring obsession with Chinese ceramics through multiple lenses: museum collections, digital technology, and his own artistic vision. McConnell’s monumental porcelain sculptures are juxtaposed with export wares from China’s Kangxi period (1662–1722) similar to those that once decorated the Peacock Room in London. These historical porcelains, in turn, inspired the artist to create a new work based on 3D-printed replicas. (McConnell’s interest in replication and the serialized mass production of ceramic forms began more than a decade ago, after he visited China. His encounters with the kilns and factories at Jingdezhen prompted him to consider the history of China as an enduring resource for ceramic production.)


Created from digital scans that can be reprinted over and over, these replicas further underscore the intersection of art, technology, commerce, and mass production that has always defined Chinamania. -Lee Glazer (Freer|Sackler Galleries, Associate Curator Of American Art)