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Glazing the wares, late 18th century

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

There were two methods of glazing, by immersion and by blowing the glaze on through a bamboo tube, for even application. In this picture small round wares are glazed by dipping them into large tubs of the glaze. The workmen made a rudimentary base for the pieces and grasping that, dipped them into the glaze.

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  • Title: Glazing the wares, late 18th century
  • Location Created: Canton
  • Physical Dimensions: 19 x 20 cm
  • Original Language: Chinese
  • Provenance: Gift of Susan Chen Hardy
  • Transcript: 盪 金右(或盪釉) Two seals「檢」「尚」
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: ©Hong Kong Maritime Museum
  • Medium: Watercolour on paper
  • physical format: Album leaf framed
  • object id: HKMM2012.0101.0012

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