Porcelain glaze

Red glaze
Green glaze
Yellow glaze



Green glaze

  The lime glaze containing copper oxide takes on red at the reducing atmosphere and takes on green at the oxidizing atmosphere. The copper as colouring agent is used in the traditional green glaze and green enamels in our country. Therefore, both of them belong to the copper green glaze. The green glaze has been universally used on the porcelain in the Song dynasty because copper has been begun to use as colouring agent in lead green glaze from the Han dynasty in our country. But all of the green glazes take on deep dark turquoise before peacock green is fired successfully in the Ming dynasty. They do not reached the level of bright emerald green. Therefore, all of the successful green glazes are made at the Ming and Qing dynasties such as langyao green, apple green among the high temperature green glaze and peacock green, water-melon green, autumn snuflower green and so on among the low temperature green glaze.

Green glazed plate with dragon design (Qianlong)


Peacock green

  Peacock green is also called "fahua" green, kingfisher colored glaze or "jicui" glaze. The color of the glaze is divided into two kinds: the deep one and the light one. The deep one is pale yellowish green and there are fine crushing crackles in the glaze. Moreover, it set off a white and brown glazed ground. The color of the glaze is bright and gorgeous. Usually, the former is used coordinately in the colored glaze. For example, peacock green is usually appended on the eggplant purple glazed ware and so on. If the peacock green is put on the blue and white, the color tone of the blue and white will become black. It has an effect of the peacock green black and white made in Cizhou kiln in the Song dynasty.

        Peacock green, first fired at the folk kiln in both the Song and Yuan dynasties, is a kind of low temperature colored glaze using the copper as coloring agent. It is first found at the Cizhou kiln in the Song dynasty. The single peacock green glaze is begun to fire on the porcelain in Jingdezhen, Chenghua, in the Ming dynasty. There are two ways of firing: One is that it is glazed directly on the plain white body. The cover coat peels off easily. The other is that it is covering glazed on the white glazed ware. Its cover coat doesn't peel off easily.


Pine stone green

  Pine stone green, a new variety of green glaze first fired during the years of Yongzheng in the Qing dynasty, is also called autumn snuflower green. It is made of barium sulfate, calcium carbonate, boric acid and so on in the update formula. The color generation is suffused with green in the light yellow just like the color and lustre of pine stone green. Therefore, it is called "pine stone green"



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