Cloud Band 1 is characterized by a scalloped band extending from another band. This scalloped area also contains diagonal hatching. This band is not identified as a scallop band because in the literature of Canton decorated Chinese porcelain, this band element is always known as a cloud element.
The genre for this stylistic element depends on a combination of decorative technique, color, and element. Note that it is often stacked with a trellis band, in which case the Genre should be recorded as “Canton.”
Cataloging Example for Depicted Sherd:
|Interior/Exterior||Location||Decorative Technique||Color||Stylistic Element||Motif|
|Interior||Body||Painted, under free hand||Purple-Blue, Intense Dark||Cloud Band 01||Stacked Combination A|
|Interior||Proximal Rim||Painted, under free hand||Purple-Blue, Intense Dark||Trellis Band 02||Stacked Combination A|