Subject:Re: Tea-Dust Glazed Covered Box Food Server
Posted By: Kevin Donnelley Tue, Aug 25, 2020
Thank you for your post
the primarily olive green and kacki yellow micro flecks, pic # 3 w/ the overall golden brownish color would be tea-dust, and consistent w/the glazes of the Qing period. one source of influence for the potter may have been the dark Tang tea-dust wares like the one referenced in the link. I agree, the crystal formations of the tenmoku are different than the formations that we see here. there is some interesting detail on these formations provided in the Truong tea-dust link above, as well as helpful information on the topic .
And while we might observe a Kangxi ware to have been made w/exacting symmetry, and have a pair of rings on the foot w/. no marks, consistent wear and w/ very fine foot treatment, it is the glaze quality that may provide the definitive answer on the period question