Featured Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty Clair de Lune Monochrome Porcelain Vases.

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Iouri, May 26, 2022.

  1. Iouri

    Iouri Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone .I did buy pair of vases ..I did buy pair of vases .I liked ,maybe some likes too? Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty Clair de Lune Monochrome Porcelain Vases. Translucent, sky blue glaze of great quality .According Chinese Chronological table marks ;Qing Dynasty -The Yongzheng Emperor [1723-1735].I hope I' not wrong ?Thank you. IMG_3905.jpg IMG_3944.jpg IMG_3906.jpg IMG_3907.jpg IMG_3908.jpg IMG_3942.jpg
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    they are indeed lovely...
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  3. Becky Dahl

    Becky Dahl Member

    Very pretty
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  4. Iouri

    Iouri Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much for your opinion!!!
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  5. Iouri

    Iouri Well-Known Member

    Some interesting additional information about Glaze.
    Clair-de-Lune Glazed, jardinière, Yongzheng seal mark, and period (1722-1735)

    A high-fired soft, pale or lavender blue glaze with a low cobalt content (about 1%) first seen in the Kangxi period (1662-1722). Clair-de-lune-glaze was produced at the Imperial kiln for a limited number of shapes including some of the 'classic shapes for the scholar's table' ba da ma or 'Eight Great Numbers' as were the peachbloom-glaze, but are considerably more rare.

    It was one of the most successful monochrome glazes made at Jingdezhen during the Kangxi period (1662-1722) and the softest hue of claire-de-lune was reserved exclusively for Imperial porcelains. The Chinese call this hue of blue, tian lan you, "sky after the rain". The name is the French expression for "moon-white".

    The claire-de-lune glaze is today usually referred to as "pale blue". Some of these same shapes were also created with a white glaze or celadon glaze. Many people feel the paler the blue, almost a bluish white, the better. The color soon was used on other forms and continued to be seen throughout the Qing dynasty. A slightly darker shade is referred to as lavender blue and still darker, starch blue.

    For more information see: J. Ayers, The Peachbloom Wares of the Kangxi period (1662-1722), T.O.C.S., 1999-2000, vol. 64. pp. 31-50, where a Claire-de-lune brushwasher in the Collections Baur, is illustrated p. 48, fig. 36(L). On p. 50, he proposes that rather than having been made for use, the peachbloom-glazed as well as the Clair-de-lune ba da ma examples, were more likely made to be given as presents to members of the court.
  6. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    The color is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
  7. Iouri

    Iouri Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
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