"Sky After the Rain" Chinese Clair de Lune Bowl For Sale
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"Sky After the Rain" Chinese Clair de Lune Bowl


The soft color of this Chinese clair de lune chrysanthemum bowl comes from the glazing technique, which employed a glaze with a small cobalt content to achieve the pale blue hue. The Chinese call this hue of blue, tian lan you, "sky after the rain". This beautiful bowl has a scalloped rim and fluting on the exterior walls, a nod to the "chrysanthemum" shape of ancient Chinese pottery. Another interesting feature is the swirl pattern on the bottom of the bowl (see image #3). Dimensions: 7 inches diameter x 3.25 inches height Condition: Excellent: Minor specks from original firing on the bottom well of the bowl. Price: $2800 Background: Clair-de-lune glaze was produced at the Imperial kiln during the Kangxi period (1662-1722). It was one of the most successful monochrome glazes made at Jingdezhen during the Kangxi period. The softest hue of claire-de-lune was reserved exclusively for Imperial porcelains.


  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Minimal specks from original firing in bowl well.
  • Dimensions
    H 3.25 in. x Dm 7 in.H 8.26 cm x Dm 17.78 cm
  • Diameter
    7 in. (17.78 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
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