Pigeon Longquan Celadon Ge Kiln Ice Crackles Tea Cups For Sale
PICTURES TAKEN WITH AND WITHOUT FLASH TO SHOW COLOR: UP FOR sale: 2 GORGEOUS Longquan Celadon Ge Kiln Ice Crackles Tea Cups with BoxSOME BACKGROUND:Longquan Celadon Ge Kiln Ice Crackles Tea Cup"Longquan celadon is a celadon-glazed porcelain made at Longquan and neighbouring counties in the province of Zhejiang, China. The first making of Celadon in Longquan begins in the Jin Dynasty (265-376 A.D). The Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127 A.D), an important period in the history of Chinese porcelain, witnessed a blossoming in the production and appreciation of Longquan celadon wares. Longquan celadon uses local premium clay, Zijin soil, quartz and other raw materials to make the embryo, and make the half-finished products by traditional manual skills such as stacking, carving, pasting, engraving etc. After that, put on the glaze, and fire it at about 1300 ? high temperature, which makes the glaze a dark green enamel color.Longquan celadon can be classified into two types: Di kiln & Ge kiln according to product features. Ge kiln has thin embryo and full glaze, the colors are green, powder blue, gray blue, light green and so on. Taking advantage of the different expansion factor between the embryo and the glaze, Ge kiln wares appear natural ice crackles after the high temperature firing and cooling, they are beautiful lines and after usage the ice crackles will put on color between gold and irony, so-called "gold wire and irony line". As the embryo is black after firing, so the bottom of the ware(with no glaze) appears irony and the top of the ware(with thin glaze) appears purple, so called "Purple Mouth and Irony Feet". Together with the ice vain, they look antique, dignified and elegant.Compared with Ge kiln, Di kiln has white embryo and thick glaze, the glaze is also full and green, having a soft gloss. The colors are plums blue, powder blue, moon white green and crab green, etc. The decoration on the service applies the technique of shallow bas-relief, there is little white at the crest line called "tendons", and bottom appears Chinese red called "cinnabar feet". Together with the green, jade-like glaze, they look vigorous and dignified, known as "Blossom of celadon"".
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Pigeon Longquan Celadon Ge Kiln Ice Crackles Tea Cups: $200