A Robin’s Egg Glaze Scholars Rock

Description: It is finely potted in the form of a naturalistic scholar’s rock of irregular and pierced form, covered overall in a rich Robins Egg glaze. The flat base is unglazed.

Note! Robin’s egg glaze first appeared during the Yongzheng reign, as a re-interpretation of the Song dynasty Jun wares and innovation of the Imperial kiln potters. It is known as lu Jun (furnace Jun) glaze in Chinese because it was fired in a furnace of lower temperature for the second time. For a detailed discussion, refer to Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. II, London, 1994, p. 252.

Size: Approx 20 cm tall

Age: Most likely Qianlong but selling as late 18thc early 19thc

Price: £2400