Friday, August 26, 2016

Bakumatsu Blue

While researching ceramics of the Edo Bakumatsu period (roughly 1853-1867) I noticed a blue color combination (medium gray/blue with a darker, but not cobalt blue, often with whitish outlines/highlights) that I will call "Bakumatsu Blue". I do not suggest that all ceramics used this blue combo during the period, but it was widespread. I do not seem to see it used during any other period in the same way.

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