Tenkei blue-and-white ware


Tenkei blue-and-white ware

culture. Many examples of this ware show an unmistakable Japanese influence and it is thought that they were especially ordered from Japan by period tea masters. This ware is also known in Japan as "ko sometsuke" (古染付け) or “old blue-and white.” Base inscriptions are usually those from previous reigns in the dynasty with a preference for the Chenghua reign mark.

References

Hanaoka and Barberri trans., Masahiko Sato, "Chinese Ceramics: A Short History", Weatherhill, New York and Tokyo, 1981, pp. 195-205.


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