Mini Porcelain 8
A variant of the „Blue-White“ Technique on porcelain pots is a fond design on the white porcelain body. This variant is rather rare on bonsai pots.
Japanese flowering quince, Chaenomeles japonica - Height: 17 cm
"Fond" is a name for a monochrome, subdued background. A chosen motif is painted on the white area, the foreground. In the pots presented here, the motifs were embossed instead of being painted. They are rather plain and unadorned.
Size: 17,5 cm x 11 cm x 5 cm
This pot is a water planting pot. It could have been an accessory pot for water grass. The three-dimensional floral motif stands out nicely due to the dark background.
Size: 26 cm x 15 cm
The almost finished pot is then fired for the first time. After this, the fond around the motif is painted with a cobalt blue glaze. After that it is fired for the second time. The darker the fond, the better the pot decor stands out.
Size: 29 cm x 22 cm x 14 cm
Photograph 1 was kindly provided by BONSAI ART.
Photograph 2 Bernd Braun
Photographs 3 and 4: BONSAI-ART-AUCTION Japan
Translation: Stefan Ulrich