Jingdezhen ware

Jingdezhen ware


During the Qing period, the imperial kiln produced dishes from a wide color palette. According to the archives of the Department of Manufacture in the Imperial Household Office, monochrome chrysanthemum-shaped dishes of twelve color schemes were commissioned in 1733. Cobalt oxide is the catalyst for achieving the dark blue hue under a reduction atmosphere (decreased oxygen in the kiln).

Porcelain with blue glaze
1 1/8 in. (2.86 cm)
: 4 1/2 in.
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Glaze, Pattern and Image: Decoration in Chinese Ceramics", September 7, 2002 - November 19, 2002

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