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Mini Porcelain 8

Fond Technique


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.


Picture 1

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.


Picture 2

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.


Picture 3

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.


Picture 4

Size: 29 cm x 22 cm x 14 cm


Peter Krebs


Photograph 1 was kindly provided by BONSAI ART.

Photograph 2 Bernd Braun

Photographs 3 and 4:  BONSAI-ART-AUCTION Japan    

Translation: Stefan Ulrich

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