dcl Chinese Antique Research Program
The dcl Chinese
Antique Research Department (dcl-CARD) is founded in
October, 2005 under the supervision of Steven Ou-Yang, the
president of D.C. LED Lighting Technical Co. Ltd. (DCLLT). Mr.
Ou -Yang holds a strong passion for artifacts bearing
significant historical references and has begun his research
in Chinese antiques some twenty years ago.
B. Research Aim
advanced understanding of Chinese culture through research
targeting high-value Chinese antique circulating on the
favorable scientific methodologies practiced in research to
promote Taiwan’s leading status in Chinese culture studies.
3. Establishing a
standardized information database based on objective
scientific evaluation to increase Chinese antique’s
international recognition of dcl-CARD in the
professional field through academic exchange.
C. Job Titles and
Descriptions of the Research Team:
1. Director: Steven Ou -Yang, president of DCLLT
funding, equipment design and construction, sample collection
2. Examination Division Manager: Tina Wang
Examining sample type,
decoration and inscription
3. Appraisement Division Manager: Kay Lu
fluorescent reflection, optical spectrum analysis
4. Comparative Appraisement Division Manager: Karen Huang
Samples examination and
comparison, database management.
5. Foreign Language Division Manager: Carrie Chang
6. Information Technology Division Manager: Annie Yin
website design and photos taking.
7. Business Division Manager: Stephen Chang
Systematic Integration, academic exchange and business
At present, dcl-CARD
focuses on underglaze-blue and red porcelains from Yuan
(1279-1368) and Ming (1368-1644) Dynasties.
Manufactured by both imperial and popular kilns, these
precious potteries have received immense recognition over the
years and become increasingly demanding on the global market.
Preceding installment of systematic evaluation procedures,
dcl-CARD stored its porcelain samples, which are
four-generation heritages from Mr. Steven Ou -Yang＇s family.
Then, dcl-CARD is now constructing a comparable
database for cross examinations of porcelain replica and
Collecting samples and assigning
serial numbers after cleansing.
Examination ─ primarily based on personal experience:
(1) Sample form (2)
Volume / Weight (3) Decoration (4) Inscription (5) Glaze
Coloration (6) Glaze Quality
(7) Clay Color (8) Clay
Quality (9) Applied Trimming Tools (10) Iron Rust.
Appraisement ─ metallograph、fluorescent
reflection and optical spectrum analyses:
(1) Glaze Bubbles (2)
Coloration of Merged Iron Rust (3) Glaze and Raw Glaze
Material Fluorescent Reflection (4) Glaze Color Spectrum.
examine samples of flawed porcelain and genuine porcelain.
a standardized information database including photos and
reference data for examined genuine porcelain and its
F. First Stage
Research Accomplishment: please refer to Appendix 3 for
G. Future Prospect
Relying solely on
private funding, dcl-CARD has come a long way bringing
about its recent achievements through collaborate work and
commitment of its research team members and under director,
Mr. Steven Ou -Yang’s meticulous planning and leadership. Many
projects are underway in adjacent to the building of our
information database from ground up. We here at dcl-CARD
welcome anyone interested in our work to join us exploring the
infinite potentials of Chinese cultural studies and future
As we continue on with
our field research, integration of previously unaccountable
data and information into our work is critical. We believe
through academic exchange, we can all benefit from a rapidly
developing standardized scientific evaluation system and a
comprehensive information database for Chinese antiques. Thus, dcl-CARD will share its valuable assets and resources
with prestigious domestic and/ international organizations
including museums, associations, communities and private