Dating porcelain shards
Even if the figures in the decorations were not contemporary, Tommy Eklöf felt that still, the mannerism used in the artists renderings would change over time and then still create a hereto overlooked way to date and authenticate Chinese porcelain – based on facial features and adornments.
After an original research that have taken several years and several thousands of objects – carefully dated by consensus among experts as well as by traditional means – this book now covers the period from the late Ming dynasty, throughout the Qing dynasty and the Republic Period, up to the present day.
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His interest in Asia's pottery and porcelain eventually lead to his search and excavation of numbers of ancient shipwrecks.
As a championship sailor Sten has extensive knowledge and interest in ancient maritime trade, ships designs and construction.
This book is the result of years of original research, following a new line of thought when it comes to Chinese porcelain decorations.
In addition to working with recovering artifacts, Sten has located number of ancient kiln sites in Thailand and in China were his shipwreck ceramics was made centuries ago.In common use were earthenware cooking pots fueled by dried dung, charcoal, and the like.Earthenware oil lamps with their characteristic lip at the side provided a means for the burning of oil for light.Remains of imported ceramics provide important data concerning cross-dating and ancient commerce and trade.Nearly indestructible pottery shards, fragments of ceramic vessels, constitute primary data from which analysis of chronological, ethnic, and regional change can proceed.