Porcelain glaze

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Yellow glaze


Yellow glaze

  Yellow glaze is first produced in the Tang dynasty. The yellow glaze was fired in the Shouzhou kiln located in Huainang, Anhui province and the Mi county kiln located in Henan province and other places at that time. But the real pure colored yellow glaze is tea-dust glaze. It belongs to the high temperature glaze made in ru kiln. The yellow glaze has new development in the Ming dynasty. For example, "laosengyi" in the years of Hongwu is evolved from tea-dust glaze. The sprayed yellow, produced in the years of Xuande, is the more outstanding yellow glaze in the Ming dynasty. The fish-roe yellow, chicken fat yellow and so on are also produced after the years of Jiaqing and the light yellow during the years of Kangxi and later "caiwei", snuff, gold brown and so on are produced after the Qing dynasty.

Yellow glazed vase carved with cloud and dragon design (Jiaqing)





  Tea-dust, high temperature yellow glaze, is one of the important varieties among the iron crystal glazes in Chinese ancient times. It is fired in the reducing flame. The color of the glaze takes on Kelly and there are some yellowish-brown speckles on the flush color of dark green just like tea-dust. It appears good-looking, simple and unsophisticated. Many pieces of tea-dust glazed ware made at the Tang dynasty and the products made at the Song and Ming dynasty are unearthed from Yangzhou, Jiangsu province. The official kilns in the early years of the Qing dynasty have a mind to imitate the tea-dust glaze before the Ming dynasty.

        According to the products handed down from ancient times, the products made during the years of Yongzheng and Qianlong are the most. Moreover, the products made during the years of Qianlong are the most successful. The green one is called tea and the yellow one is called dust among the tea dust glaze. There is tea but there is no dust during the years of Yongzheng. There are both tea and dust down to the years of Qianlong. Green constitutes a large proportion among the color of the glaze and some are glazed by ancient bronze rusty. It is often used to imitate the ancient bronze ware because it possesses the steady color tone of the bronze vessels. Therefore, it is also called "ancient bronze colours".


Egg yellow

Egg yellow is produced during the years of Kangxi. It is called egg yellow because its color is like the yolk of the egg. Compared with the color of beeswax and sprayed yellow, it appears light, thin, soft and no crackles. The color of the glaze takes on dark yellow and the glaze is transparent during the years of Kangxi. The glaze juice of the glaze is not only turbid but also opaque and the colour generation appears light and delicate because glass white is mixed in the glaze down to the years of Qianlong. It is often used on the single-colored glazed wares.


Eel yellow

  Eel yellow is one of the crystal grazes. When compounding glaze, you first need a few rhombic quartzes. Then magnesium is put in it. At last, it is fired in the high temperature oxidizing atmosphere of 1300 centigrade. The color of the glaze is yellow and there are some black or blackish-brown speckles in the glaze just like the color of the eel's skin. Therefore, it is called "eel's yellow". It has been called eel's yellow in the Ming dynasty. " Among the products imitated eel yellow made at the Song dynasty, the products made in Chenghua is the best." in the Pottery. It illustrates that the eel's yellow has already had in the Song dynasty. The official kilns at the early period in the Qing dynasty also want to imitate it. For example, snake skin green, eel's yellow has been produced in Zang kiln during the years of Kangxi.



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