Late Qing Dynasty Chinese Fine Pale Blue Porcelain Celadon Crackle Wear Fangge Footed Jun Bowl

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Beautiful Chinese pale blue celadon "Fangge" porcelain flared rim Jun bowl, with swirling central motifs. 
This beautiful bowl was made using a technique known as Fangge. Fangge was produced under the Ming and Qing dynasties as an imitation of the “crackle” celadon from the imperial kilns of the Song era (960-1279). Its characteristic is the pattern of multiple cracks in the glaze. The bowl is a particularly fine and beautiful example of this technique, with the desired characteristic crazing very much in evidence, which would have been referred to as “crackle” glaze. 

The origin of porcelain pottery-making technology dates back 6000 years to the Neolithic period, and the related technologies and skills were continuously developed throughout early Chinese history. The industry had matured during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279), and porcelain was an indispensable item for daily use and was exported worldwide. The term "celadon" for the pottery's pale jade-green glaze was coined by European collectors of the wares. Celadon glaze refers to a family of transparent glazes, many with pronounced (and sometimes accentuated) cracks in the glaze, which are produced in a wide variety of colours.

Celadon glazes have such popularity and impact that the style became known as “Celedon Green” and pieces made with it are often referred to as "celadons." However, the shades of color range from a very pale green to a deep intense green, often with the intent to imitate the many varied green shades of jade. 

It is exquisitely decorated with swirling leaf/petal motifs under the glaze. It measures 7 inches in diameter by 2.25 inches in height 
The bowl is in very good condition, and generally consistent with a dating to the Late 19th/Early 20th. century. A superb example of a very distinctive style of Chinese porcelain, it would make a fine collector’s piece and is authentic.
*We have a similar one for sale if a pair is required.
(Photoshopping has removed some of the colour on the very edges of bowl - this is not the case.  The colour is throughout and in excellent order)


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