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Blanc de Chine trick cup. (4940)

W 70mm H 50mm

Ref: WEB749

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Blanc de chine model of a prunus in a pot. (4939)

W 98mm H 180mm

Ref: WEB750

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Dish decorated with "Swatow type" blue glaze and white strip. Zhangzhou, Fujian ptovince This heavily potted dish has rounded sides, a broad flat upturned rim and a tapering foot. It is decorated inside and outfirst with a white, then with a grey blue glaze. Slip-painted stylized chrysanthemums fill the centre, small chrysanthemums comprised of tin dots together with lotus sprays ornament the well, and the rim shows a border of chrysanthemum flowers. The exterior is plain. The foot ring is very gritty and the base is covered with patches of cream, blue and green glaze. (4894)

W 395mm H 10mm

Ref: WEB771

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A miniature ching-pai glazed water dropper. Ex Piccus Collection. (5085)

W 50mm H 40mm

Ref: WEB784

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A Flambe glazed Meiping, the crackled glaze paling to a mottled cream to one side of the body (5179)

W 105mm H 205mm

Ref: WEB863

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A green glazed brush washer Provenance: B and V Lake collection no.119 Exhibited: 'Monochrome porcelain of the Ming and Manchu Dynasties' Oriental Ceramics Society Exhibition 1948, no. 160, where it was dated Qianlong Period. (5183)

W 90mm H 50mm

Ref: WEB867

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A Fambe glaze Meiping the crackled gaze paling to a mottled cream to one side of the body (5179)

Ref: WEB869

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Of superb quality, this slender vase is an example of the high level of skill of the potters at the Jingdezhen kilns. The neck and the main body of the vase is decorated in a deep-green overglaze enamel with crazing in bold black lines, which was a desired effect. The vase is divided by a beautifully painted band of underglaze blue and white floral scrolling on the shoulder. The galleried rim and the foot is also decorated in underglaze blue and white. The combination of underglaze cobalt blue and vibrant green enamels is quite rare in the Kangxi period. There seems to be striking similarities with the bright apple-green glaze known as ‘lülangyao’ and with the green glaze exhibited on this vase. Both these glazes are deep and lustrous with evidence of spider-web crazing in dark lines. It is possible to deduce then, that this vase could be a combination of ‘lülangyao’ and underglaze blue and white. ‘Lülangyao’ was one of the numerous glazes developed under the supervision of the Governor of Jingdezhen, Lang Tingji, who was active in the later stages of the Kangxi period. The oxidation of copper in the final stages of the firing process causes the glaze to turn a light green rather than red.

  • A Gallipot in the Metropolitan Museum Collection, exhibits this lustrous apple-green glaze, accession number: 65.86.36.

Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze green enamel.

Kangxi Period (AD 1662-1723)

Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, South Central China

H: 23.5cm D: 10.3cm

Ref: WEB870

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A torquoise glazed Sauce dish, the base is glazed in white. (5193)

W 205mm H 35mm

Ref: WEB879

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A turquoise brush pot with pierced sides showing the three friends of the winter (5193)

W 65mm H 95mm

Ref: WEB880

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