Blue-and-white Porcelain of the Three Dynasties in the “Blank Period”


Everything has its ups and downs, and after it has reached its peak it is bound to be a decline.The so-called extreme, Xuande porcelain can be said to be the peak of the Ming Dynasty porcelain, and then entered the history of ceramics” blank period. “
The Daming Dynasty was in its heyday before the change of the civil fort took place.The production of porcelain is just not as large as the number of Xuande period, among which there are also some fine.It is only handed down from generation to generation is not common, plus more not book money, so all called this period for porcelain history of the “blank period.”
The blue-and-white porcelain of the Zhengde period was often classified as an instrument of Xuande.In fact, the rise and fall of porcelain is also very much related to the emperor personally, Xuande’s own self-cultivation is very high, there is a love of porcelain, so porcelain in Xuande reached its peak.After the death of Emperor Xuande, Emperor Zhang ordered the end of porcelain-burning, so during the orthodox years, porcelain did not develop, but began to reverse.
In the 14th year of orthodoxy, “the change of the earth-wood fort” took place, and the Daming Dynasty entered the turbulent period of the dynasty.Cheng Wang Zhu Qiyu ascended the throne, the year of the King Jingtai, Jingtai emperor, although the strength of Qian to turn the storm, steady the situation.However, during the eight years in power, there were all three disasters, both internal and external, there was no soil for the development of porcelain production, so the production level of porcelain in this period went down one step.
The vitreous quality of Jingtai period porcelain is more rough than orthodoxy, and the bottom of the ware is white sand bottom.The glaze is thick and has tiny bubbles.Glazed white in the pan-green, jade texture.There is a paste glaze and blue-and-white paste glaze string pattern decoration, the article inside and outside the glaze basic.The full-tire dewline is polished and well-done, showing the shape of a “rush stalk”.Most of the bottle objects are shaped by three sections, the center of the bottom of the object is slightly concave, the bottom and the inner wall of the circle foot are not glazed, the outer wall of the object is covered with glaze, and the glaze line of the circle foot is not neat.
Blue and white multi-purpose domestic green materials, low cobalt content, so clear hair color, more suitable for figure painting.So a significant change in this period is that figure painting began to increase into the mainstream, the Yongxuan period popular geometric patterns gradually reduced.It is worth mentioning that Emperor Jingtai preferred copper tyre to silk enamel, this technique in the Jingtai Dynasty is brilliant, later known as cloisonné.
Jingtai eight years, the Yingzong “Nangong reset”, the new year for Tianshun.The national strength at the time of restitution and the national strength at the time of initial accession are not equal to each other, and the production of porcelain has not been taken seriously.Tianshun dynasty is a single one of the equal green, multi-line technology Jingtai.However, its painting techniques have developed greatly.
The painting techniques of Tianshun Shi not only continue the painting techniques of large-scale painting and small-pen dyeing since Yongxuan, but also create the methods of dyeing water and separating water, both of which are painting techniques.In particular, water dyeing technology, basically can be seen as the first water technology.And not only that, at this time of the water-dyeing technology, has become mature and developed, its elegant picture, but also basically can be seen as the beginning of the water-sharing techniques.
People in the Ming Dynasty “blank period” porcelain favor degree, is naturally people love.But because its survival is small, investors are not impressed by its market value.According to Yachang net collected Ming Dynasty “blank period” on the porcelain auction situation, the total number of only a few hundred pieces, and the transaction price is not high, mostly concentrated in the price range of tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of yuan, in the auction of major auction houses, See “blank period” porcelain pats on the quantity is also very few.