sang de boeuf - Chinese ceramics
sang-de-boeuf. Flambe glazes, termed "sang-de-boeuf" (ox blood) were in use by the Chinese from the 11th century, and the effect was achieved by using copper oxide as a colouring agent and firing the object in a reducing atmosphere.
In the 18th century the red glaze often accumulated on the shoulders of vases and bowls, reproducing the effect of coagulated blood. Sometimes the glaze was often slightly streaked, or included blue bleeds and wares with these features were prized by collectors in the 19th century.
European potters were not able to master the technique until the early 20th century. The Royal Doulton company employed the potter Bernard Moore, who had been experimenting with flambe glazes for many years, as a consultant and they were able to produce their first flambe wares in 1904.
A Chinese porcelain brush pot
, qianlong period, mid to late 18th century, a beautiful and rich sang de boeuf glazed pot of compressed ovoid form with a small cream rim and raised upon a low circular ring foot. Height 5 cm. Diameter 10 cm
Chinese sang de boeuf lidded
jar, 20th century or earlier. Height 24 cm. Illustrated in Allen's Introduction to Later Chinese Porcelain, fig. 71b, p. 138. Provenance: Tony Allen's Antiques, circa 1995; Dr. John A. and Louise Gray 'Mark and Period' Collecti
Three Chinese miniature vases
, 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century, including a small mirror black double gourd vase, a small peach bloom jarlet, and a sang de boeuf bottle vase, apocryphal Kangxi mark to the base. Height 10 cm max, Provenance: Dr
A Chinese under glaze blue
globular vase, the vase painted with a warrior, together with a Chinese sang de boeuf glazed vase. 19 cm high, 22 cm high.
A sang de boeuf vase
. Decorated with four Buddha in relief with ovoid body and flared neck. 37 cm high.
An old Chinese sang de boeuf
glazed brush pot of tall mildly waisted open cylindrical form, striking red exterior glaze thinning at the top rim, pale glaze to the interior. Height 15.5 cm, diameter 14.2 cm
An old Chinese 'sang de boeuf'
glazed vase, ovoid body, flared neck, the rich red glaze with a purple tinge towards the top rim, some fritting at base where glaze has stuck during firing. Height 21.5 cm
Chinese sang de boeuf glazed
vase baluster shape with traditional crackle glaze, on carved hardwood stand. Height on stand 42.5 cm width approx. 24 cm
A Chinese porcelain 'Moon
Flask', Sang De Boeuf glaze splashed with green flecks, traditional shape with reishi handles moulded at the neck, Qianlong seal mark in blue under the foot. Height 20.5 cm
19th century Chinese sang De
boeuf lidded jar covered with a rich red streaked crackled glaze thinning to a mushroom tone to the rim on wood stand. Height 21 cm
19th century Chinese sang De
boeuf lidded jar covered with a rich red streaked crackled glaze thinning to a mushroom tone to the rim on wood stand. Height 23 cm
A large sang De boeuf floor
vase baluster with trumpet neck, dipped deep red with variation to the neck resisted white, an all over crackle ground, 99 cm high.
Chinese Langyao-type sang de
boeuf vase, 18th or 19th century, decorated with deep red tones thinning to a mushroom colour at the mouth and pooling on the high foot, off-white glazed base, exposed foot rim burnt dark brown, with associated wood stand. Heig
A Chinese song de boeuf
globular vase early, 20th century, the globular base tapering towards a tall fine tubular neck all glazed in an ox blood glaze with lilac flambe.. Height 32 cm
A group of three Chinese snuff
bottles and two snuff dishes, early 20th century. Consisting two crackle glazed bottles with amber coloured glass stopers and a sang de boeuf snuff bottle, the two dishes decorated with exterior scenes against a white ground.
A Chinese sang de boeuf vase
, late Qing, the flared rim above a bulbous body with ringed shoulder the underside with double blue underglazed rings. Height 40.5 cm
A Chinese sang de boeuf bottle
neck vase, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), the fluted neck above a banded shoulder and bulbous body with red and spotted blue glaze. Height 34 cm
A Chinese sang de boeuf glazed
vase, bearing Ch'ien Lung mark 1736-1795, the square baluster form body set with tubular lug handles and standing on a raised foot. Height 30 cm
A Chinese double gourd vase and
a water pot. Bearing Daoquang mark (1821-1850) / bearing Guangxu mark (1875-1908), the undulating vase all glazed in song de boeuf and includes a squat pot also glazed in song de boeuf. Stamped to base. Height 23 cm. Diamete
A large copper-red baluster
vase 19th century, with a rich sang de boeuf glaze wood stand, (cracked, repaired) Provenance ex collection of the late L. Roberts, collected between 1915-1955
A late Ching Dynasty globular
vase, c.19th century, of high fired ceramic with deep red sang de boeuf vitreous glaze, the base showing fine crackle glaze, intact, excellent condition, china, 22 x 13 cm
A late Ching Dynasty plate, c
.19th century, of high fired ceramic with deep red sang de boeuf vitreous glaze, the base with six character mark, intact, excellent condition, china, 20 x 5 cm
A large sang de boeuf Chinese
charger. 20th century, the large stoneware platter glazed internally in sang de boeuf with an exterior of olive green. Diameter 44 cm