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Oriental Porcelain - Chinese Crackle
THE crackle porcelain is a distinct class, though it will be found that many of the pieces having a single glaze are also crackled.
Oriental Porcelain - Nankin Blue
MANY collectors are immensely attracted by what is known as the old blue and white. It is such a widely distributed product, extending over a long series of reigns.
Oriental China - Clobber Ware
The old English word clobber means a paste to conceal cracks in shoes.
Reticulated Porcelain
THE porcelain called reticulees comes into the category of blue and white because some of it was decorated with blue under the glaze.
Oriental China - Decorated With Coloured Enamels
THE section of porcelain which deals with decoration in colours is a revelation of the ingenuity, art, and industry of the Chinese potter.
Oriental China - Famille Verte
The green family in its finest form is undoubtedly a Kang-he production, but all of the decoration was not in green.
Oriental China - Powdered Blue
The powder or powdered blue family has been referred to already and the manner in which the blue is applied has been explained.
Oriental China - Famille Jaune
An elegant combination is found in this early product, where the two prominent colours are green and yellow.
Oriental China - Coral Red Ground
If there is another class which deserves mention it is that having a coral red ground thickly powdered it may be with white chrysanthemum leaves and flowers.
Oriental China - Famille Rose
We noted that the rose enamel was used in decoration by Yung-ching. The same rose deco-ration was continued by Keen-lung, which had an especial form of decoration consisting of the rose and white peony.
Oriental China - Other Enamel Colours
The decorations of the green family are rather severe in character. They might be termed Chinese classical, because they are so largely influenced by religion.
Oriental China - Manadarin China
The egg-shell Mandarin is the best of this class. Generally the porcelain is rather thick than thin. Often it has the wavy surface which shows that it has been cast and moulded.
Porcelain of The East India Company
It is usually known under the name of the porcelain of the East India Companies. By what aberration of taste or by what commercial necessity had the representatives of the famous East India Companies.
Imitations Of Oriental Porcelain
CHINESE potters imitated Chinese potters and their productions for hundreds of years, but it has remained for later times to produce such imitations in hard paste as to be almost beyond detection.
Oriental China - Symbolic Designs
WE have already remarked how the Chinese employed ornament to their works in porcelain, not alone to please the eye, but to elevate the mind at the same time.
Date Marks On Oriental Porcelain
THERE was no regular method employed in either China or Japan for indicating either the time or place at which the porcelain was made.
Oriental China - Symbolic Marks And Ornaments
EVERY picture tells its story is true when applied to Oriental decoration where history and mythology furnish many of the designs, and almost every flower and colour has its own meaning.
Oriental China - The Immortals Or Chens
THE Pa Sien, or eight Immortals, were followers of the Taoist religion founded by Lao Tsze, who lived about the time of Confucius.
Oriental China - The Dresden Collection
THE Dresden Collection of porcelain is probably the most ancient in Europe as far as the Oriental portion is concerned.
Japanese Porcelain And Pottery Marks
ALTHOUGH we do not possess any complete documentary evidence on Ceramics in Japan, and although much of what we do know has been obtained by Englishmen in that country.
Satsuma Pottery
WHILST in porcelain Japan copied Chinese patterns, in pottery native talent had full scope for its original and personal character, so ably shown both in shape and decoration.
Oriental China - Bizen or Imbe
THE chief objects made at Bizen were vases, incense-burners, and numerous figures of animals and persons.
Kutani Porcelain And Pottery
Kutani, in the province of Kaga, produced pottery of dark clay with a light chocolate glaze about the middle of the seventeenth century.
Kenzan Ware
Ninsei and Kinkozan have been mentioned as celebrated potters, Kenzan and Yeiraku must be added to them. Kenzan at first imitated the Ninsei ware of Kyoto.
Yeiraku Ware
There is an ancient pottery at Kyoto, founded by a family named Sozen and later Yeiraku, a title bestowed upon them by the Prince of KU or Kishu.
Kishu Porcelain And Pottery
BOTH porcelain and pottery were made at Wakayama, and are known as Kishu ware. The ornamentation consisted of formal patterns in low relief.
Banko Pottery
As early as 1680 a factory was established at a village near Tokio, and produced articles which resembled some of the Kutani wares.
Soma Ware
This is a most peculiar ware, which consisted chiefly of small teacups or bowls, having a rough indented surface on the outside, but remarkably smooth to the lips.
Sanda Ware
In 1690 a kiln was erected by the Prince of the province of Setsu to imitate Chinese Celadon.
Sheba Ware
The eggshell porcelain of Japan is not ancient, but near Tokio a factory produces saki cups which are exceedingly pretty, being elegant in shape and decoration.
Oriental Porcelain - Notes On Other Wares
At Seto, in Owari province, both porcelain and pottery were made ; the former was an importation from Arita, which has now become so important that porcelain in Japan is known as Seto-mono or Seto ware.
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