Perfect Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Soft paste Saucer dish Blue & White
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Condition Report: Perfect. Size 92x16mm DiameterxHeight
China, blue and white saucer dish of soft paste porcelain. With a lovely floral design of high quality.
Softe Paste refers to pieces of Chinese porcelain, mostly from the first half of the 18th century, that are less translucent than most Chinese porcelain and have a rather milky-white glaze. Some regard it as essentially made from a hard-paste body that did not reach a sufficiently high firing temperature, or uses a different glaze formula. It takes underglaze cobalt blue painting especially well, which is one of the factors leading it to be identified as the wares using a mineral ingredient called huashi, mentioned by Father François Xavier d’Entrecolles in his published letters describing Chinese production. It used to be thought that the special ingredient was soapstone (aka “French chalk”, a form of steatite; cf. Chinese: 滑石; pinyin: huáshí, “talc”), as used in some English porcelain. However, chemical analysis of samples shows no sign of this.
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