Famille Noire

Some articles on famille noire:

Chinaware - Types of Chinese Porcelain Wares - Classification By Colour, Famille - Famille Noire
... Famille noire (Chinese 黑地素三彩, Modi susancai) uses a black ground (although some clobbered wares had the black added in the 19th century) ...
Chinaware - Fakes and Reproductions
... In the late 19th century, fakes of Kangxi period famille noire wares were made that were convincing enough to deceive the experts of the day ... as may pieces of genuine Kangxi porcelain decorated in the late nineteenth century with famille noire enamels ... A body of modern expert opinion holds that porcelain decorated with famille noire enamels was not made at all during the Kangxi period, though this view is disputed ...

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