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Antique Ping Sancai with Prunus Relief Decoration

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Antique Ping Sancai with Prunus Relief Decoration
The Art and Orchid Gallery's translucent porcelain vase, or ping in Chinese, is hand decorated with relief appliques of Prunus branches, flowers and fruit.[86A] Prunus has been a favorite decorative symbol of the Spring on Chinese ceramics from the Ming Period. On our ping the Prunus is done in the style of the Kang Hsi Period.[204B] The sancai (or san ts'ai in Wade Giles) are light blue, yellow centered plum flowers and fruit with aubergine, or eggplant color, tree bark in relief against a muddy yellow ground which covers the outside under the foot rim and down into the vase interior. The name, sancai, does not refer to any specific three colors or even the number of colors. It was used through out the Ming Period as a name for a general type of glazing used on porcelain, stoneware and earthenware.[204C] Our ping has an impressed under glaze 'China' mark. We believe it to be of late Ch'ing or Early Republic age. The porcelain piece has no damage. Some of the blue glaze (assumed closer to the heat) has run off the relief. The glazes were hand applied onto the wheel thrown vase. References available upon request. Size: ~ 5 1/4" H x 2 1/2"; Weight: ~ 125 grams;

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