31 janvier 2010

A Qianlong mark and period saucer dish. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

A Qianlong mark and period saucer dish. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) © 2000-2010 teadust.com the shallow sides rising to an everted rim raised on a high ring foot. The exterior and interior are covered in a rich copper red glaze suffused with large craquelure. On some of the crackled lines copper has randomly migrated and fired a deeper hue creating an impromptu design. This unusual phenomenon occurs in the center of the dish and in the cavetto and on the reverse. The bottom of the dish is glazed white... [Lire la suite]