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.
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Two Anamese 16th century bowls, one with celadon glaze the interior decorated with a band of incised flowers in a green/yellow glaze, the other in cream glaze with hints of blue, diameter 13.5 cm, 13 cm (20
Two Chinese/ Anamese Tran Dynasty, 15th century jardinieres, of circular form, with deep sides with slight crackle glaze, one in a cream glaze with lobed finish, the other in a pale celadon glaze, height 13 cm, 9 cm (5)
Two Anamese 15th/16th century celadon bowls, both with flared lips and sloping sides, in green celadon glaze and accented with incised stylised floral decoration, raised on circular foot, diameter 17 cm, 16 cm (2)
Three early Chinese/ Anamese pottery bowls, one of cylindrical form, one of baluster form with slight glaze, the other of circular form, with underlying decoration, diameter 11.5 cm, 11.5 cm, 8 cm, (3)
A Chinese Ming-style provincial deep bowl, decorated to the interior with underglaze blue depictions of fish, water weeds and a floral design to the centre, the exterior with celadon glaze, crackle finished. Diameter 20 cm
A Chinese glazed jar with double tiger handles on the shoulder, 19-20th century, the glaze is imitation the stripes on a tiger, the classical shape is from Tang Dynasty, height 13 cm. Provenance: Old Sydney collection, acquired in New York 1960s
A Sancai glazed earthenware attendant, standing on a hexagonal base, Ming Dynasty, the high rounded hat painted in pigment on the moulded detachable head, height 38 cm. Provenance: A Queensland collector
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