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Age and how to describe the glaze of fanghu vase
I'm going to a sale in a few days to try and buy this vase. It doesn't seem to have 'imperial' quality, but photos are sometimes deceptive. I'd like some thought on possible age and how you might describe the glaze. I'm coming up a bit short on my own research.
What I do notice, and like what I see, is the mouth seems to have some retractions of the glaze on the inside of the mouth.
I'm going to the sale, regardless.
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Very difficult to judge/say much on the single, blurred image …
It could, possibly, be a guan, ge or longguan type glaze, but you will only know once seen/handled …
Best of luck in the sale …
It almost looks like peach bloom.
@johnshoe That crossed my mind.... also robin's egg, but the colors are just a bit too celadonish for lack of a better word.
I also thought that it looked more of a Robins egg blue molten glaze,but it is a terrible pic.
This is an early 20th c Yixing piece,on top of a cabinet so bad pic,with not so molten glaze.
I bought the vase. It is a Kangxi biscuit porcelain fanghu vase. The glaze is the translucent pale lime green used in Kangxi sancai glaze, but there are hints of the sancai yellow around the mouth... interesting effect.
@greeno107 The early bird pays off, congratulations, looking forward to seeing in better photo than the sale provided.
@sharonp It was a good sale and the prices were generally pretty good.
Here’s the vase and Guanyin I bought.
@greeno107 She's lovely, the child is precious and I like how the artist gave a flounce to her robe. Love the muted colors.
I'd be curious to see the foot of that vase.... I recall seeing a long while back a mis-fired guan-type fanghu that was slightly greenish, with a yellow tinge and failed to crackle, it would think that it not reaching temp might have made the paste appear like biscuit ware, just a thought.... I'll try and figure out where the heck I saw that.
the Guanyin is marvelous.
I think this is pretty standard with biscuit vases, especially small ones.
You are totally right it looks typical of biscuit pieces... That thin green glaze lightly coating the foot, deffinately not what I was think/hoping it was. I have seen them in aubergine, yellow, but not green.... its a lovely shade. Usually on the Kangxi Fanghu vases I expect the flat face to have an etched (not sure that is the right word) carving to accentuate the body, a buddy of mine has a fantastic spinach and eggs one, I'll send you pics next time I am there. Nice buys, some great Kangxi scores!
@jbeer2121 I think you're right, that the sort of spade shaped front/back is more typcial, but the crisp incised lines along the edges, and overall well balanced form feels right for Kangxi. Biscuit was not too popular in the revival period, so I'm sure there are 19th c copies, I don't think that there are a lot of them. These were not the pieces that brought money from Europeans who craved blue & white.
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