A rare Caughley 'Travellers' trio of coffee cup, tea bowl and saucer circa 1778-85, printed in underglaze
blue with the design after Paul Sandby, sold for PS1,200.
To finish their projects, students used a combination of underglaze
and clear glaze.
Abdul Hamid Akhund and Naseern Askari write in their book Tale of the Tile: The ceramic traditions of Pakistan that "the tomb is a fine example of underglaze
tile work in southern Sindh combining haftrang elements from Multan and Sindh"
Among them are ceramicist Chris Taylor, based at the Crichton in Dumfries, who uses an elaborate underglaze
tissue China to form rich, complex decorative patterns on everything from tiles, cups and plates to vases and jars.
Photo: Private collection Top: The Bartlam teapot showing the underglaze
printed design of cranes, palm trees and sampan Bottom: Clare Durham of auctioneers Woolley & Wallis with the Bartlam teapot Three views of the Bartlam teabowl sold at Christie's New York for PS76,000 (Photo Christie's Images) The key to the discovery: shards from a Bartlam teabowl found by archaeologists at Cain Hoy and tested as soft porcelain Photo courtesy of The Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina Teapot-3 The Bartlam teapot showing the underglaze
Top: The Bartlam teapot showing the underglaze
printed design of cranes, palm trees and sampan Bottom: Clare Durham of auctioneers Woolley & Wallis with the Bartlam teapot Undaunted, the following year, he opened another factory in Camden, South Carolina, from which he was exporting Queens Ware which, according to his advertising, was "equal in quality and appearance, and can be afforded as cheap, as any imported from England."
A metallic coloring oxide such as manganese used in an underglaze
wash or engobe can break down releasing oxygen bubbles into the covering glaze and cause blisters.
Research for my current solo installation in the Honolulu Museum of Art started three years ago when I began painting abstract compositions with underglaze
colors, including text, on thin porcelain sheets, then kiln-firing them for permanence.
Caption: Image: Yeesookyung, Translated Vases, 2007; white and underglaze
blue-and-white porcelain vessel fragments, epoxy and gold leaf; 26.25 x 20.25 x 16.75 inches.
Painted in underglaze
blue, the antique shows two winged dragons in flight among scrolling clouds.
MIA had shared some paw-some works like an illustration of a leaping leopard from the Marvels of Creation & the Oddities of Existence, Yemen, 16th or 17th CE, and a fritware ceramic dish from Turkey with underglaze
painting of a chained leopard, dating back to 1600-1610.
Candy Trees (page 43) ceramic and underglaze