|Teadust Vase with Appliqué Decorations (QTD021301)|
Mid – late Qing dynasty
Porcelain with teadust glaze, underglaze cobalt blue and copper red
H: 34.7 cm / 13.7 in, W: 22.4 cm / 8.8 in (at widest point)
From a Dutch private collection
A late Qing teadust glaze vase decorated with a flower vase in blue and white as well as copper red.
This piece is quite rare due to its technical sophistication: in manufacturing this vase, Jingdezhen potters would have had to fire it twice; first, to complete the raised appliqué decorations in underglaze blue and copper red (which had to be coated with a transparent glaze in order to be visible); next, to cover the rest of the vase in a teadust glaze in a second firing. The finished product is striking due to the contrast between a teadust ground and the blue and white details.