Dimension: 15.4cm Width cm 28.4cm Height. A rare underglazed red pear shaped vase or yuhuchunping depicting mandarin ducks in an abundant lotus pond scene, further decorated with bands of classic scroll, lotus panels with cloud motif in it, lozenge diaper and plantain leaves and key fret design at the above the foot. On the interior mouth rim, a classic scroll is ringed around it. Underglazed red wares are rare as it is both experimental due to the volatile staining element of the CuO copper oxide which will turn red, grey, black or diminished.
For this vessel, there are few elements of misfiring. Firstly, an obvious brownish red coloration produced by the copper red that bleeds into the surrounding glaze. Secondly, the copper red coloration loses its color or evaporated due to CuO volatility nature.
However, potters had finally achieved the desired results in the 15. Century Yongle Ming period according to Nigel Wood with the correct copper red composition. The clear glaze covers the overall except the base and foot rim. The base is smooth to the feel, with obvious trimming on the edges and darked spots. The potting is heavy and it seemed that the manufactured characteristics are similar to most underglazed red vases in 14.
This piece is alleged from a collector in Batam of 40 years collection history. The item "ED079 A rare underglaze red yuhuchunping of mandarin ducks Yuan/Early Ming 14thC" is in sale since Friday, January 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Teapots".The seller is "bernardloh823" and is located in default. This item can be shipped worldwide.