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Fresh Red (xian hong)

A monochrome red glaze developed for sacrificial vessels to be used in sacrificial ceremonies during the Yongle and Xuande period of the Ming dynasty. It is even, opaque and rich, and typically with 'orange-peel' patterns (ju pi wen) on its surface.

The glaze is identical to 'sacrificial red' or 'bright red' (ji hong) of the Kangxi reign (1662-1722), Yongzheng (1723-1735) and Qianlong (1736-1795) periods of the Qing dynasty.

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