Doucai ware is one of the most valuable types of porcelain, and there is a saying in the collector circle that "the bright ones are transformed, and the clear ones are Yongzheng".
The "Doucai Fulu Gaiwan" recommended by Tongxinshe Teahouse today has a diameter of 9.5cm and a height of 8.2cm. Hidden under the warm glaze color, the exquisite workmanship is hidden among the usable utensils. Doucai Fulu Wandai series inherits the top aesthetics of Yongzheng imperial utensils and reproduces the exquisite craftsmanship of Chenghua Doucai. The elegance of blue and white and the richness of pastels are integrated. It can be called the pinnacle of contemporary doucai porcelain. do.
Emperor Yongzheng had an almost harsh aesthetic character, and paid great attention to the production of court artworks. He paid attention to "literary, elegant, refined, and fine" porcelain decorations. It is such a persistent pursuit that makes Yongzheng Royal Porcelain unique in its dynasty with its extraordinary and refined temperament. The doucai Fulu Wandai decoration originated from the Yongzheng imperial utensils - the famille rose melons and five bat bowls. At Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong in 2015, a pair of Yongzheng five-bat bowls changed hands at a high price of nearly 20 million Hong Kong dollars.
In order to prove the orthodox succession to the throne, Sejong believed in Zhenfu and revived auspicious decorations. The red bat pattern on the gourd is called "Fortune for All Generations", and it is an auspicious pattern that includes multiple auspicious meanings at the same time - ① Hong Fu Qi Tian: Red bats are painted with alum red. ②Five blessings come to the door: Five bats are homophonic for five blessings, that is, longevity, well-being, wealth, virtue, and a good death. ③Fu Lu Shuang Quan: Gourd is a homonym of Fu Lu, implying both Fu Lu and Fu Lu. ④Auspicious Ruyi: Gourd is a Taoist magic weapon, which has the good intention of auspicious and wishful thinking since ancient times. ⑤Children Changmao: The gourd has many sons, and the vines with tangled branches imply endless, endless life, and prosperity for all generations.
This Gai wan is decorated with the Yongzheng five-bat bowl. After several adjustments and polishing, it presents the fighting color Gaiwan of "not Yongzheng, but better than Yongzheng". Fly. Among them, vines and leaf veins are outlined in blue and white, with smooth lines and rigorous layout. Bats are painted in alum red, and their eyes, whiskers, wings and claws are meticulously depicted.
The reason why the bucket color process is difficult is mainly due to the difference in firing temperature between the underglaze color and the underglaze color. It is necessary to draw the outline of the pattern with blue and white (underglaze color), apply transparent glaze, and then fire it in a kiln at high temperature (1300 ° C). After it is finished, it is filled with yellow-green color, and then it is fired in a kiln at a low temperature (800°C). However, the alum red color used in the Mutang Doucai Fulu Bandai series of utensils needs to be kiln for the third time after painting at a low temperature of 750°C. Painting three times and entering the kiln three times is even more difficult, and the perfect artifacts obtained are naturally precious.
This Doucai Fulu Wandai Gaiwan continues the charm of Yongzheng Doucai. Its artistic effect is neither bright and simple like the Ming Dynasty Doucai, nor soft and warm like a single pastel. It is slightly bright in the middle, and it is more handsome in the slender and delicate, which is both soft and radiant. The decorative patterns and coloring are extremely exquisite. Through the composition design of near, large, and far small and the color changes of near, deep, and light, the virtual and the real are combined to create a sense of three-dimensionality and space, making the overall ornamentation almost hang above the utensils, winding and sparse. , three-dimensional and vivid.
This Gaiwan is not only exquisite, but also highly praised for its practicality. Its size and thickness are moderate, especially the shape of the cover button, the mouth of the bowl and the bottom foot. The curvature of the mouth of the bowl is suitable for a comfortable grip, and the curvature of the bottom foot makes the utensils more stable and stable.