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A PAIR OF TUREENS AND COVERS
Kangxi, circa 1720
French Market
Length: 10 ¼ inches (26cm)

A fine 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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