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 large Longquan celadon carved & moulded dish, probably Yuan/Ming Dynasty, 13th-14th century, with rounded sides rising to a flat, everted rim, the interior decorated with a cross hatching, a band of foliate scroll carved in the well, the base similar
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
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 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)
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 'Longquan' celadon 'dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty, with rounded sides rising to a flat everted rim, the interior decorated in relief with a leaping dragon pursuing a flaming pearl within a band of curling scrolls carved around the cavetto, t
Cantonese bowl on French ormolu stand, mid-19th century, the porcelain bowl of shell form, hand painted with flowers and butterflies on a pale celadon ground, the ormolu base stamped 'H. Picard, height 15.5 cm length 26 cm
A collection of eight Chinese Swatow dishes, 19th / 20th century, each decorated with loose designs in underglaze blue on celadon ground, the largest 32 cm diameter. Provenance: a private collection, Sydney
A Chinese Lonquan celadon dish, 14-15th century, with foliate rim, the interior freely incised with a lotus flower, covered with a fine bluish green ice-crackle glaze, the foot rim unglazed with orange iron oxide, 20.4 cm diameter. Provenance: Jane Carnegi
A Chinese celadon foliate dish with incised decoration, Yuan/ Ming Dynasty Tradition, the body with an even celadon glaze, central design with a clear band then incised decoration around the cavetto, Dia. 33 cm
A large earthenware celadon green glazed bowl, the octagonal shape with an everted rim, Yoazhou style, the interior crisply moulded with stylized flowerhead medallions & radiating lines from the centre, diameter 32 cm
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