Bottle with lotuses


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 220

Fahua ceramics share technical parallels with cloisonné enamels, as both media feature enclosures filled in with a colored glaze or enamel. Known as alkaline, the glazes used on fahua wares form a separate group, marked by a higher potassium-to-lead ratio. In this mixture, copper oxide creates the bright turquoise color that is also ubiquitous in cloisonné.

Bottle with lotuses, Porcelain with raised slip and enamels (Jingdezhen fahua ware), China

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