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Re...depth colorations on vases
by R Cowper
Hi, Peter..read with great gusto and unthusiasm your comments on cobalt colorations. You should think seriously about hiring yourself out as a pre-buying expert you would make a fortune. Your comments were great, that is what I like about the Chinese ming thing, you learn something new every day but I must say I really do think the colours of vases and the like must lessen with the passage of time. Sun wind rain and the chemical combinations abounding in the atmosphere see to this. Even tomb objects I daresay would not be as bright as the day they were concieved 400 years ago. Actually I thought I did see a T.V. program which named this degenerative process. I also must say in passing that there is almost something indefineably attractive and alluring in Chinese pottery etc. It is much like a fever or getting bitten with the bug, exciting and adventuresome, neverending might be the word. By the way did you read the comment by Kenny on color varions.Lots of Kilns in Indonessia twenty years ago churnig out copies....I bought items from a Sulawasie dig..help...