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Susancai

Kangxi period 'susancai' on biscuit fired (unglazed) porcelain. Photo: Jan-Erik Nilsson, 2006 Susancai (= "soft three color glaze") glazes are generally applied directly on biscuit fired (unglazed) porcelain. The style appeard during the end of the Ming dynasty and was at its most popular during the Kangxi reign. It is still produced and used today in South East Asia. The decoration is similar to the Tang dynasty (618-907) sancai ('three color') decoration made by copper, iron and cobalt oxide colored lead glazes applied on earthenware.

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