Jingdezhen Chinese Teapots

A little light on the porcelains and ceramics of Jingdezhen. In fact we knew them more or less but we didn't know it. The blue and white Yaobian, the green Cedalon, the enamel effect Wucai, the thousand-coloured Doucai and the Rose with complicated and detailed patterns....

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rangée de théières individuelles en porcelaine de Jingdezhen

Summary :

Main types of Jingdezhen porcelain

The porcelains Yaobian: They feature a simple, natural shape paired with sophisticated colors. Their dominant purple glaze tire towards cyan and moon white in a pattern that comes to life and highlights the support, here the teapot. It is by glazing the cooked body several times teapot, then by cooking it at a low temperature, that such patterns are obtained. The coloring elements copper, cobalt, titanium, manganese and ironassociate to produce a variety of shades, blending with the red porcelain glaze to create tints fascinating.

Porcelaine céladon / Yingqing : The production of monochrome ceramics has developed for several centuries in North China, particularlylately for pieces with a green or "céladon" glaze. These parts were very developed under the names of Ru, Guan, Ge and Jingdezhen. The delicately lobed and rounded bodies of these porcelains reflect the mastery of the artisans of this period.

Underglaze blue and white porcelain: We draw the pattern using a cobalt pigment on the stoneware paste, then we coverwith a transparent glaze, hence the creation of blue-white style, also called "underglaze blue". The piece is then fired at high temperature. Blue-white porcelain was introduced during the Yuan dynasty and endures since then, thanks to its bright colors, simple but elegant patterns and lisse that never fades.

Wucai porcelain (also known as Gucai): The wucai is aand technique superimposed decoration. After the piece is fired at a low temperature, red, green, yellow, blue and purple glazes are applied to the white porcelain. Wucai has been popular since the beginning of the Qing Dynasty.The themes Gucai paint are very limited and mainly include peach, lychee and pomegranate, which are symbols of good luck. The colored paints on the white porcelains will be vibrant after being cooked in the oven.

Doucai porcelain: Doucai porcelains feature an unusual combination of delightful patterns, color coordination, and delicate color filling executed. It reached its excellence during the reigns of Yonzhen and Kangxi during the Qing Dynasty. The blue-white color is first applied under the glaze. The red, green and yellow are then applied over the glaze and the piece fired at low temperature.

Famille Rose (Fencai, Yangcai) : The Famille Rose was developed during the reign of Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty, and is based on the Wucai and Docai styles. The porcelains of the Rose family present common motifs.plied, detailed and ornamented, the color is regular, the tone is balanced.

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