Cochin Dog

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When I have time, I'll re-upload this with close-ups.
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Date Created 2/13/2009

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Fred_Oxford Over 1 year ago
What a brilliant point cloud!!!
dariusmonsef Over 1 year ago
What exactly is a "Cochin"? Some style of porcelain figurine?
P.S. nice work again.
Cardinal Over 1 year ago
Cochin is indeed the style of figurine. It is a traditional Taiwanese style, and (I think) no one else knows the techniques they use to make them.
Fred_Oxford Over 1 year ago
A quote from a leading Taiwanese merchant: "Cochin ceramics, a very special art from of Taiwan.Cochin ceramics are distinguished by brightly coloured multi-layer glazes fired at relatively low temperature ( about 900℃ ). The word 'Cochin' is derived from the Japanese word 'Koji' , the name given by Japanese traders to an area in southern china-notably Fujian and Guangdong provinces-and Vietnam , where these ceramics originated some 300 years ago for use in japan as incense holders and in tea ceremonies.

The art form entered Taiwan during the reign of the Tao kuang emperor (1821-1850) and were used to adorn temples with life-like legendary figures, mythical beasts , birds and animals . the production process relies on the ingenuity of the craftsman to select , filter , mould , shape , dry , and fire the clay with multi-level glazes, so combining the skills of construction , design , imagery and clay firing into one artifact." continued...
Fred_Oxford Over 1 year ago
" the unique brilliance of the colours, such as the amber and jadeite greens and the golden reds , have been appreciated increasingly with each passing generation." the are some interesting items on some websites, but to best appreciate the variety, and sophistication it is best to visit Taiwan.
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