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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A 'clair-de-lune' glazed vase, Fanghu, 20th century, the baluster body rising to the neck flanked by a pair of rectangular lug handles, moulded to the front and back with a raised peach-form panel, covered overall with a pale blue glaze, the base i
A flambe vase, 19th/20th century, the ovoid body with a double raised band around the shoulders below the tall waisted neck, covered with a rich crimson glaze faintly suffused with lavender blue around the neck, the base incised with an apocryphal four cha
A red-glazed vase, 19th/20th century, of domed form tapering to the narrow waisted neck, the rich copper-red glaze pooling to a darker tone above the foot, the rim, interior and base left white, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with an apocryphal six-
A gilt-decorated coral-ground 'famille-rose' vase mark and period of Hongxian, both sides painted with a panel of birds and flowering plants, one of birds beside peony and bamoo, the other of a bird perched over a lotus pond, all reserved on the br
An old Chinese large iridescent green glazed vase, elegant ovoid body with flared rim cylindrical neck, unmarked. Height 43 cm, raised on an old carved hardwood stand. Provenance: Purchased by Mrs A.R. Seccombe in August 1927 as part of the house and conte
An early Chinese Longquan celadon mallet-shaped vase, song Dynasty (960-1279), or later, well-potted, with a cylindrical body, rising from a low foot-rim to a canted shoulder, and terminating by a dish-shaped mouth. The neck with crackle glaze, flanked by
A Chinese blue glaze 'Fanghu' vase, Qianlong mark, 18th-19th century, in an archaic form, with even dark blue glaze, 'Qian Long Nian Zhi' four-character under glaze blue mark to the base, 31 cm high. Provenance: Private Queensland collectio
A Chinese Qingbai vase, Yuan dynasty, 14th century, with dragon and ring handle attached to each side of the neck, the body incised with a band of lotus flowers above a band of upright banana leaf motif, each side of the neck decorated with an upright bana
A rich copper red glazed bottle vase, Qing Dynasty, of compressed pear shape rising from a tall foot, an even shade of red then a cream colour toward the mouth rim, the glaze ending unevenly around the rough foot, height 28 cm
A yellow glazed bottle vase with incised decoration, Qianlong seal mark, of globular form with a flared rim to the elongated neck, two five clawed dragons floating amid the clouds above a ruyi lappet band, height 35 cm
A celadon-glazed vase, the almost cylindrical body tapered at the base to the short straight foot and rising to a high rounded shoulder incurved to the short narrow mouth, covered overall with an even bluish green glaze continuing under the base, the base
A flambe-glazed three spouted vase mark of Tongzhi, the lobed body of double gourd form rising from a countersunk foot to the three narrow necks, the rich red glaze vertically streaked with lavender blue in the indentations of the lobes, the base incised w
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