Vases (2) - Porcelain - Sang de Boeuf - Oxblood - Monochrome - China - Second half 20th century

Description
Vases (2) - Porcelain - Sang de Boeuf - Oxblood - Monochrome - China - Second half 20th century
Very good condition, see description - 34×19×34 cm

The deep red glaze on this porcelain vase is derived from copper, a metal which is notoriously difficult to regulate in the heat of an oven. The distinctive 'ox blood' colour occurs when copper loses its oxygen during the firing process (in a smoky oven with reduced oxygen levels), after which it is re-oxidised during cooling. The resulting glaze, which can vary in colour and coverage, is one of the most distinctive and elusive of all high temperature ceramics.

Lot details
Total nr of items
2
Object
Vases
Material
Porcelain
Period
Second half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
China
Title of artwork
Sang de Boeuf - Oxblood - Monochrome
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
34×19×34 cm
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