Mandarin Yellow

Jan 19, 2018
Issue 2873

Reifschlager Gallery Exhibit at The Rockwell Museum–post 2000

Frederick Carder’s Mandarin Yellow was made about 1915-1916. This translucent and brilliant yellow color was inspired by the yellow Chinese porcelains of the Ming dynasty (14th to 17th centuries). Internal stresses in this apparently weak structured glass caused it to crack; around a dozen examples are known to exist today, mostly in the form of vases.

abstracted fromThe Collector’s Encyclopedia of American Art Glass by John A. Shuman III, p. 30

Some Examples

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