Vase in the form of willow-leaf (liuyeping)

Porcelain with peach-bloom glaze | 7.5 x 2.2 x 2.2in | Kangxi Period, 1662-1722

Chinese Artist

The pink glaze used on these vases was achieved by blowing copper pigment onto clear glaze, then covering it with another layer of clear glaze before firing. The temperamental behavior of copper in the kiln, which is difficult to control, determined ...
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