Chinese Pottery and Porcelain; Ming and Ching porcelain Volume 2

 
9781150882968: Chinese Pottery and Porcelain; Ming and Ching porcelain Volume 2

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...same character. See Plate 113. For extreme delicacy of treatment is by no means a feature of the K'ang Hsi famille verte in general, in which the Ming spirit with its boldness and vigour still breathed. It is rather a late development in the decadence of the ware, heralding the more effeminate beauty of the famille rose, and were it not for the evidence of the birthday plates I believe many connoisseurs would be tempted to ascribe these delicate porcelains to a much later reign. Such, however, is the evolution of the famille verte during the sixty years of the K'ang Hsi period, from the strong colours and forceful Ming-like designs of the earlier specimens to the mature perfection of the splendid wares made about 1700, and thence by a process of ultra-refinement to the later types in which breadth of treatment gives place to prettiness and the strong thick enamels to thinner washes of clear, delicate tints. These thin transparent colours continued in use; indeed, they are a feature of a special type of enamelling which will be discussed with the Yung Cheng wares; but the pure famille verte may be said to have come to an end with the last years of the reign of K'ang Hsi. Later reproductions of course exist, for no style of decoration is ever wholly extinct in Chinese art, but they are merely revivals of an old style, which even before the end of the K'ang Hsi period had reached the stage of transition to another family. The opaque enamels of the famille rose palette had already begun to assert themselves. Timid intruders at first--a touch of opaque pink, a little opaque yellow and arsenical white breaking in upon the old harmony of transparent tints--they gradually thrust the famille verte enamels into a subsidiary position, and in the succeeding...

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Book Description RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 128 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.9in. x 0.8in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: . . . same character. See Plate 113. For extreme delicacy of treatment is by no means a feature of the Kang Hsi famille verte in general, in which the Ming spirit with its boldness and vigour still breathed. It is rather a late development in the decadence of the ware, heralding the more effeminate beauty of the famille rose, and were it not for the evidence of the birthday plates I believe many connoisseurs would be tempted to ascribe these delicate porcelains to a much later reign. Such, however, is the evolution of the famille verte during the sixty years of the Kang Hsi period, from the strong colours and forceful Ming-like designs of the earlier specimens to the mature perfection of the splendid wares made about 1700, and thence by a process of ultra-refinement to the later types in which breadth of treatment gives place to prettiness and the strong thick enamels to thinner washes of clear, delicate tints. These thin transparent colours continued in use; indeed, they are a feature of a special type of enamelling which will be discussed with the Yung Cheng wares; but the pure famille verte may be said to have come to an end with the last years of the reign of Kang Hsi. Later reproductions of course exist, for no style of decoration is ever wholly extinct in Chinese art, but they are merely revivals of an old style, which even before the end of the Kang Hsi period had reached the stage of transition to another family. The opaque enamels of the famille rose palette had already begun to assert themselves. Timid intruders at first--a touch of opaque pink, a little opaque yellow and arsenical white breaking in upon the old harmony of transparent tints--they gradually thrust the famille verte enamels into a subsidiary position, and in the succeeding. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781150882968

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