In the past two years, after the "three dynasties of Qing Dynasty" porcelain was sold at high prices one after another, the market began to look for a new breakthrough. Many collectors set their eyes on the porcelain of the Republic of China, which is not far away from the times, and instantly overturned the market saying that "the older the age, the greater the value".
From this change, collectors became more rational, no longer in love with the "five famous kilns", chasing blue and white of the yuan and Ming Dynasties, and taking second place. They locked their collection behavior in the cultural field only a hundred years ago, avoided the hot spots and began to invest in the cold.
It is not difficult to find that the period of the Republic of China has the characteristics of the times, which means that the market collections are full of cultural connotation and set the tone of potential collection for the future.
The period of the Republic of China refers to the period from 1911 to 1949. At that time, social unrest, domestic and foreign troubles, and constant wars led to the depression and decline of China's porcelain industry. Therefore, a group of craftsmen who made official porcelain entered the folk and ignited the fire of the revival of folk porcelain.
New powder color porcelain and light crimson color porcelain are the unique new porcelain created during this period. Take the new pastel porcelain as an example. Compared with the traditional pastel porcelain, the new pastel porcelain has absorbed the nutrition of modern painting in terms of shape, line, luster and color. The color of the new pastel porcelain is rich and colorful, which is more in line with the appreciation level of the public.
Different from the new powder colored porcelain, the light crimson colored porcelain is a model of the porcelain of the Republic of China. In the absence of dyes at that time, a group of painters represented by "eight friends of Zhushan" painted porcelain with ink, light ochre and low-temperature firing, which made the decorative patterns on porcelain similar to those of light magenta. The special historical background created this unique product of the times and left behind a number of cultural heritages.
What's more, there were Royal Porcelain in the period of the Republic of China. After Yuan Shikai became emperor in 1916, he fired a batch of Royal porcelains mainly in watercolor and pastel, which were often marked with "Ju Ren Tang" and "Hong Xian Nian system". The craftsmanship level completely reached the level of official kilns of the Qing Dynasty, which was called "a wonderful flower in the decline of porcelain industry" in the industry.
In recent years, the porcelain of the Republic of China is becoming more and more popular, especially the light crimson color porcelain and the new powder color porcelain of the Republic of China, which are the focus of many investors both inside and outside the industry.
Ren Xueming, an expert in porcelain collection, has a deep understanding of the rapid rise in the value of porcelain in the Republic of China. He said that due to the late rise of porcelain in the Republic of China, in the early years, some porcelain with good taste and exquisite workmanship was only about 1000 yuan, and rare treasures were no more than 10000 yuan. Now, the price has gone up many times.
Although the level of cultural relics and economic value of porcelain in the Republic of China are not high, they have special historical and cultural value. As time goes on, the investment value of porcelain of the Republic of China may be higher and higher.
From the period of the Republic of China, ceramic creators began to sign their names on their works, so their thoughts were more intense and their works were more distinctive. Not only is the subject matter easy to be accepted, but the clear look and elegant color of the characters are closer to the aesthetic concept of modern people. In addition, the unstable social environment during the period of the Republic of China greatly affected the development of handicrafts. Therefore, most of the fine porcelain came from the early period of the Republic of China, and the quantity is small.
The value is at a low point, which is generally accepted by Tibetan friends. Some senior collectors recall that the cheapest thing in the earliest cultural relic store was the light magenta colored porcelain, 351 pieces, which can buy a lot. Afterwards, the light crimson porcelain began to heat up gradually, and the price of each piece rose to 1000 yuan or several thousand yuan. The price has been rising up to now, with a 20% increase every year.
The reason why the porcelain of the Republic of China is favored is that it is not inferior to the official porcelain of the late Qing Dynasty in terms of firing technology, pattern design and painting techniques. In addition, most of the porcelain products of the Republic of China are imitated from the official kilns of the three dynasties of the Qing Dynasty, and many of them have gone abroad. Many museums regard these porcelains as official kilns of the three dynasties of the Qing Dynasty. In addition, the porcelain of the Republic of China has a history of 100 years, and many of them can compete with the official kilns of the three dynasties of the Qing Dynasty, which unintentionally raises the grade and value of the porcelain of the Republic of China.