East Asian Art
Jar and CoverMade in China, Asia
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration - Powder Blue
1955-50-257a,bThe Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift, 1955
LabelThe distinctive blue color of the wares in this case was called "powder blue" by early Western collectors. The "powder" in the name did not refer to the color, but to the technique of applying the glaze in a powder form by blowing it through a bamboo tube onto the surface of the ceramic. During this process, the areas that were to remain white were covered, to be later painted with overglaze enamel colors.
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