Sunday, 28 July 2013

A glazed antique pot

In the 18th and 19th centuries, some Yixing teapots were beautifully glazed with scenery and other decorative motifs. Even tough it is not a tradition to have glaze on the Yixing wares, but some potters wanted to explore other alternative to decorate the Yixing wares. They applied glaze of different colours when the painted on the teapots The end result is a teapot with beautiful scenery painted and glazed permanently on it. The nature and type of the glaze used will tell collector that these teapots were from the late Qing dynasty period.

Alans Museum has one such piece of glazed teapot. The maker is not known as the inscription is not easy to identify (in strange calligraphy).
This teapot is probably from the 19th century

No comments:

Post a Comment