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"Wucai" Ming Porcelain, From The Wanli Period 1573-1619

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Posted 4 years ago

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Zachary98101
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These porcelain items are part of my private collection of Asian art that I have been collecting for over twenty years. The term “wucai” (pronounced wu-tsai) means “five colors” though sometimes more or less than five colors were used. These pieces were made by imperial order for the aristocracy of the period. All but the Imperial yellow vase fall into the “wucai” category. These pieces were difficult and time consuming to make… First the blue cobalt pigment was painted directly on the buff then glazed and fired at high temperature and allowed to cool… Then overglaze colors were painted on top of the glaze and fired a second time at a lower temperature to finnish the final product. The same Procedure was employed for the blue & yellow vase but with only one overglaze enamel color used.

Ming Dynasty, Wanli mark and period 1573-1619.

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  1. imander imander, 4 years ago
    those are really gorgeous
  2. Zachary98101 Zachary98101, 4 years ago
    Thank you imander!.. I love them too, I will try to post more later...
  3. imander imander, 4 years ago
    great i shall look out for them
    ian
  4. suzizheng suzizheng, 3 years ago
    Hello what size this item is it? I can see a clear picture? 177319204@qq.com. Thank you!
  5. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 months ago
    Its pronounce 'wu-TSAI' ? Are you sure? Why wouldn't it be romanized as wutsai then?

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