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PORCELAIN, CH ING BLUE ON WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
PORCELAIN, CH ING BLUE ON WHITE
Category:
PORCELAIN
Production Origin:
CHINA
Production Date Range:
1644-1912
Defining Attributes:
White, thin, highly vitreous paste that is smooth and translucent.

Background feldspathic glaze is well bonded to the paste, white or bluish-white in color, lustrous, and with little evidence of imperfection.

Decorations are precisely painted in clear blues ranging from pale to deep sapphire, often delicately outlined in dark blue.

Common motifs include flowers, fish, animals, landscapes and humans involved in activities.

Cross-hatched diaper designs often appear in a band around the rim, as well as a rust color on the lip of the vessel.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
CUP
JAR
PLATE
SAUCER
VASE
Comments:
Ch‘ing or Qing dynasty porcelains are quite difficult to date precisely without the aid of a specialist. Date ranges for many of the motifs on eighteenth century porcelains can be found in Miller (2002).
Published Definitions:
Mudge 1986; Shulsky 1999; Noel Hume 2001; Deagan 2002; Miller 2002