Florida Museum of Natural History
Florida Museum of Natural History Historical Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History
PORCELAIN, CH ING POLYCHROME OVERGLAZE - TYPE INDEX


Image of Front
Type Name:
PORCELAIN, CH ING POLYCHROME OVERGLAZE
Category:
PORCELAIN
Production Origin:
CHINA
Production Date Range:
1700-1750
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.

Decoration is overglaze enamel in red and gold, using the same motifs and techniques and floral motifs used in “Chinese Imari” porcelain overglaze decoration.

There is no blue underglaze design.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
CUP
PLATE
SAUCER
Comments:
This is essentially Chinese Imari without the underglaze blue paint. On archaeological examples the overglaze elements are often worn away, and are represented on the sherds only by iridescent "tracks" on the sherd surface.
Published Definitions:
Carswell 1985, Deagan 1987, Kuwayama 1997