All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Monochrome : Yellow : Pre 1900 item #1340626 (stock #CH7.107&108)
These two small rectangular dishes are covered in a warm egg yolk yellow glaze; they are freely incised with a view of a small boat beneath a cliff in a traditional version of iconic images illustrating Su Shih’s famous Song Dynasty prose poem, The Red Cliff (1082). They are quite rare and date from the late nineteenth century. Ex: Eldred’s. Size: L: 10.7cm W: 8 cm Condition: Good. One plate has a small firing crack in the surface of the interior and a minor hairline at the bottom rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Monochrome : Mirror Black : Pre 1900 item #1340477 (stock #CH7.92)
It was not until the Qing dynasty that the Jingdezhen potters finally mastered the production of this very difficult bright black enamel glaze. Unfortunately, these vases were frequently fired a third time overpainted with intricate gold enamel patterns, but the plain monochromes are much more achieved. The very elegant form of this vase with its long neck and compressed body derived ultimately from Han bronze models, and became especially popular in Qianlong times...