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Bowl with Bats, Waves, and Rocks (Translation) 清雍正 景德鎮窯斗彩海水蝠紋馬蹄碗 (Primary Title)
Doucai is one of the techniques developed in the Jingdezhen kilns during the Ming and Qing dynasties. In this technique, the design is first outlined in cobalt blue on the clay body, which is then fired at a high temperature. Next the outlined spaces are filled with red enamel, and the body is fired again at a low temperature. An excellent example of doucai ceramics, this deep bowl has a unique composition and contrast of colors. Pictured here is the bowl’s inscription.
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723–1735)
大清雍正年製 （Made in the Yongzheng reign of the Great Qing dynasty)
Special Oriental Art Purchase Fund
Li, Jian, Li He, Hou-mei Sung, and Ma Shengnan. Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing. Richmond, VA.: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, with Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014. Exhibition catalog. (No. 70, p. 98).
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