celadon - Chinese ceramics
celadon. Celadon is the colour of a glaze applied to stoneware and porcelain, that in turn, has given its name to the wares to which it has been applied.
The technique can be traced back to the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC - 1046 BC) in Southern China. The technique spread other areas of China in the 3rd and 4th century, and later to South Korea, Northern Thailand and Japan.
Celadon glazes can be produced in a variety of colors, including white, grey, blue and yellow, depending on the thickness of the applied glaze, the type of clay to which it is applied, and the exact makeup of the glaze.
However, the most famous shades range in color from a very pale green to deep intense green, often meaning to mimic the green shades of jade.
The color is produced by iron oxide in the glaze recipe or clay body.
European potters found it very difficult to attain the sea green colour until the 19th century, following advances in knowledge of chemistry and several factories including Sevres, Copenhagen and Rockwood produced Western versions of the Chinese celadon.
223 item(s) found, 51-100 shown:
A Chinese famille rose Drunken
Lord vase, Republic period of globular form, surrounded by a slender trumpet neck encircled with a dragon & bat in high relief picked out in iron-red on a gilt decorated celadon ground, the sides painted with sages & a maid
Chinese celadon vase
, with underglaze decoration of flowers and leaves, export seal to base. Height 30 cm
A Chinese Longquan
celadon-glazed baluster jar, apparently late Southern song/Yuan Dynasty (13th/14th century), the body incised with stylized foliate designs above and a band of overlapping petals. Height 21.5 cm
, engraved with flowers & phoenixes, marks to base
A pair of Chinese Yuan-style
celadon-glazed vases, each with incised lines and simulated ring handles to the neck, thick longquan-type glaze. Height 19 cm
A finely carved celadon glaze
(douqing) dish, 18th/ 19th century of flat form with flaring rim, the whole in celadon glaze, the interior carved with medallion of bats amongst clouds, the underside decorated with plantain-leaf patterns, six character Jaqing
A 'Longquan' celadon vase
, late Ming Dynasty of slender ovoid form, the sides carved with lozenge diaper beneath the crackled olive glaze, wood stand, fitted box (2) 19 cm
Two 'Longquan' celadon dishes
, late Ming Dynasty one with barbed rim and petal fluted cavetto beneath the sea-green glaze; the other with ribbed cavetto and everted rim beneath a pale green glaze, wood stand, fitted boxes (3) 32 cm and 33. 8 cm
Song Dynasty style ewer and
wine pot, 20th century, the ewer of melon shape with celadon glaze and the wine pot with pear shaped body with glaze pooling to drips towards the unglazed base (2) (A/F). Ewer height 11 cm. Wine pot height 16 cm
Chinese circular celadon
pottery stand, on three legs decorated with raised pheasant bird and animal decoration, 16.5 cm diameter
A small two handled 19th
century celadon incense burner, faintly decorated with flowers and geometrical pattern to upper body and rim of lid which supports a small seated lion finial, 18 cm high
Two ceramic vases
, with celadon crackle underglaze and indecipherable artist's inscription on base, together with a Richard Brooks shallow bowl with crackle effect finish and artist's monogram stamped on side near base (A/F) (3), each vase with. Height 19
, ceramic globular pot, with a finely carved wave pattern, celadon glaze finish, artist's initial and potter's stamp on side near base (A/F). Height 22 cm
A Chinese celadon lotus-shaped
censer and pierced cover, mark to base. Together with a small Jun-style bottle vase and a flower pot, the first. Height 17 cm
A Chinese blue and white
celadon ground bottle vase, 19th century. Moulded with a scene from the legend 'Ba Xian Guo Hai' ('The Eight Immortals Cross the Sea'). Height 40 cm
A Chinese Longquan-type celadon
bottle vase, together with an octagonal bottle vase covered with a thick crackled grey glaze, 'Guan' character to the base. and another celadon vessel, the first, 28 cm
A Chinese Longquan-style
celadon mallet-shaped handled vase, covered with a thick bluish-celadon glaze, the handles moulded as dragons. Together with a large Longquan-type cong vase, the first:. Height 245
A Chinese blue celadon glazed
lotus-shaped cup, the sides moulded as overlapping lotus petals, the footrim as a curled sprig with leaves. Qianlong six-character sealmark to the base. Height 7.8 cm
A Yueyao celadon ovoid jar
, 3/4th century, Northern and Southern Dynasties, with four shoulder lugs, the olive green proto-celadon glaze stopping above the flat rope-cut base. 20 cm high
A good Chinese conical Yaozhou
celadon bowl, Northern song, 962-1127, divided into six segments, covered in a vibrant even olive-green glaze, pooling slightly on the exterior 20 cm diameter
Two Chinese Yueyao
proto-celadon cup and stand sets, 1115-1234, Jin Dynasty. 7.8 and 6.3 cm high, 10.3 and 7.8 cm diameters (2)
A large Chinese moulded
twin-handled vase, 20th century, with two landscape panels in puce, against a patterned celadon ground. 42 cm high
An unusual celadon-glazed stand
, the recessed top of squat rounded form, supported on a high splayed foot encircled with a double collar, covered overall with a broadly crackled olive green glaze, falling short of the footrim burnt orange in the firing 15.
A large 'Longquan' celadon vase
, Ming Dynasty, stoutly potted of slender ovoid form surmounted by a short narrow mouth, the sides carved and combed with lozenge diaper between formal borders around the base and shoulders, all beneath the glaze of rich sea-
A large 'Longquan' celadon jar
, Guan, Yuan/Ming Dynasty, stoutly potted of compressed baluster form with wide mouth, the sides carved with four lozenge-diaper ground barbed panels enclosing the characters Fu, Lu, Shou (good Fortune, Prosperity and Longevit
A 'Longquan' celadon fluted
dish, Yuan/Ming Dynasty, the shallow steeply flared sides encircled with a raised band on the exterior, covered overall with a sea-green glaze falling short of an unglazed ring on the base within the footrim, box 11.2 cm. Other
A 'Longquan' celadon censer
, Yuan Dynasty, the hexagonally lobed body tapering to tripod feet and set on the shoulders with upright stiff leaf handles attached to the galleried mouth, the neck with a diagonal frieze beneath the sea-green glaze 10.5 cm
A 'Longquan' celadon censer
, Ming Dynasty, supported on tripod mask feet, the shallow bombe sides carved with floral scrolls and with a band of bosses below the everted rim, all beneath the glaze of even tone 30 cm
Chinese celadon type covered
jar, in the form of an owl and suggesting bronze form with incised and stamped all over pattern (a/f). Height 29 cm
A Chinese celadon green vase
, 20th century, the narrow lip above a baluster body decorated with incised images of a dragon contesting flaming pearls among scrolling clouds. Height 18 cm.
A pair of Chinese celadon bowls
. Song Dynasty 960-1279, the flared sides with pinched rims decorated to the interior with scrolling clouds standing on circular rim foot. Notes cracks to both bowls. Height 7 cm diameters 16.5 cm., 17 cm.
A large moulded Longquan
celadon vase, late 19th century, the flared lip above a pair of elephant lug handles and elongated baluster body decorated with raised images of dragons contesting flaming pearls among scrolling clouds standing on a carved timber b
A Chinese celadon bowl of
conical form, the interior carved with leafy branches, the exterior with fluting. Diameter 16.5 cm.
A Chinese celadon vase of
bottle form, the body carved with repeating scrolling motifs, the shoulders with lotus petals, the olive green glaze with crackelure throughout, 19th century.