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PAIR OF TUREENS AND COVERS
Kangxi, circa 1720
Length: 10 ¼ inches (26cm)
and rare pair of turquoise glazed tureens and covers modelled in shell
form, the covers with shell knops, the bases supported by a sculpted
foot, the interiors glazed white.
These striking tureens are glazed with a deep turquoise alkali glaze
probably derived from the alkali glazes first developed for fahua style
ceramics, which in turn are imitating falan or cloisonné enamels.
The glaze is a high-potassia eutectic coloured with copper and tin to
produce a rich satisfying pigment. A few parrots and other figures are
also known with this glaze.
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