Mrs. Alexis B. Hafken Farago Bridge Gallery
Farago Bridge (FA 601), Decorative Arts and Design
Global Cobalt: Blue and White Ceramics of the World
A global journey can be launched through an exploration of ceramics with blue decoration on a shining white ground. The mineral cobalt is the colorant most often used to create these hues, from soft grayish blue to a dazzling sapphire.
But while the palette is simple, the wares themselves reveal complex artistic, social, economic, and cultural connections, vividly illustrating the intriguing history and ongoing legacy of blue and white.