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Helena Heroldová

, Josef – Jisl, Lumír 1956 Neznámý Tibet . Catalogue of the Exhibition, Praha; Lopez, Donald S. Jr. 1999 Prisoners of Shangri-la: Tibetan Buddhism and the West . Chicago; Martin, Emma 2017 “Collecting Tibet: Dream and Realities“, in: Journal of Museum Ethnography 30, pp. 59–78; Roth, Klaus 2001 “Material culture and intercultural communication“, in: International Journal of Intercultural Relations 25, pp. 563–580; Schaeffer, Jean-Marie 2004 “Objets esthétiques?“, in: L‘Homme 170, pp. 25–45; Torgovnick, Marianna 1989 “Making

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Jindřich Mleziva


The article focuses on imitations of Asian craftsmanship, manufactured during the 19th century and found in the West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen collection. The collection was created at the end of the 19th century. During that period the museum acquired both original Asian products and products manufactured in Europe under the influence of Asian art. In some cases, however, it happened that objects acquired for the collection a hundred years previously were later thought to be Asian originals. The Pilsen ewer is described in accounts records as a teapot made according to a Persian model. Although in the past it was confused with original work, today objects like this are an indication of the influence that Ottoman ceramics had not only on ceramics production in the second half of the 19th century Europe, and a reflection of the interest in and considerable popularity of Middle Eastern and Oriental arts and crafts in Europe.

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Markéta Křížová

. [HEGER, Franz]. Regierungsrat Dir. Franz Heger Bericht über zwei Reisen nach Amerika. Annalen des k.k. naturhistorischen Hofmuseums , 24, 1910, pp. 1-54. HERAIN, Karel. Výstava staroperuánského umění [Exhibition of Old Peruvian Art]. Drobné umění 2, no. 1, 1921, p. 16. HÖRBIGER, Hanns – FAUTH, Philipp. Glazial-Kosmogonie, eine neue Entwicklungsgeschichte des Weltalls und des Sonnensystems… , Leipzig: R. Voigtländer [1913]. KAISER, Vladimír. Židovská komunita v Ústí nad Labem v 19. a 20. století. In Petr KŘÍŽEK (ed.), Židé v Sudetech/Juden im