an hua

Chinese for 'secret decoration'. The description reders to a delicate design incised or scored on a porcelain body before glazing and only visible when the finished piece is held against the light. It occurs rarely in the MING DYNASTY porcelain of the yongzheng emperor's reign (1723-35).

an hua

(from the article `pottery`) During the 18th century the white wares of Ching-te-chen were made mostly for the home market, though a few were exported. They included examples of ... ...ware was developed into a hard white porcelain that no longer reveals the touch of the potter`s hand. The practically invisible designs sometimes ... ...
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An hua

An hua ({zh|c=暗花|p=ànhuā}) is a term used in Chinese ceramics meaning secret or veiled decoration; the designs being visible through transmitted light, produced either by incising the design into the porcelain before glazing and firing or by painting in white slip on the porcelain body. The technique was used in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644),...
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