Qing Enamel Porcelains
During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in China the ranges of enamels available to the potter and decorator for fine porcelains and pottery had reached it’s apex.
By the mid 18th C. the colors and combinations had become virtually limitless. Doucai, Wucai, Fencai, Famille Rose, Famille Noire, Famille Jaune, Sancai, under-glaze blue, over-glaze blue and on
and on, were being produced in combinations never seen before in China nor the rest of the world. By the start of the Qing dynasty the popularity of Qing Enamel Porcelains found wide acceptance and demand within China as well as in the middle-east, Europe and the America’s. The evolution of colors peaked by the mid 1700’s under the watchful eye of Tang Ying who had been appointed to run and manage the Imperial kilns during the Yongzheng reign and into the the early Qianlong period.
On this page are many examples produced routinely during this time for domestic use as well as pieces made for export to the west as well as some pieces made at the Imperial Kilns and often marked accordingly for the Emperors own use, or for those living in the Imperial Palaces.