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China Porcelains
Chinese Ceramics is a predominant section of Chinese culture early and widely known in the world. In accordance with the world archeology, Chinese ceramics have been explored and discovered in many areas and countries. Especially in Europe, Chinese ceramics used to be considered as rare treasures. It was even served as the standard or evidence to judge a person’s social status and family background. Especially in France, a nationwide infatuation to Chinese ceramics brought the large-scale collection and show-off of Chinese ceramics, including their aristocrats and authorities of government. This is the large influence from hurricane of Chinese culture.
China Porcelains in Brief
The origin of Chinese ceramics is green porcelain, which is the transitional object from pottery time to ceramic time. the real Chinese ceramics came forth in East Han Dynasty(23-220). Originally it was firstly found and used in Zhejiang province, Southeast China. During the time from 220 to 581, the ceramics of Zhejiang province kept ahead in south China. A lot of ceramic kilns were built in Shaoxing, Yuhang and other zones. Generally the ceramics in Zhejiang province
Pottery and Porcelain, miracle produced by Clay and Fire
Ge Yao
Ge kiln known for the wares it produced during the early Song dynasty (960–1162), probably in the Zhejiang province in China. Scholars are uncertain of the kiln’s exact location. Legends recorded in documents of the Ming dynasty suggest that the kiln was named after the elder brother of the director of the Longquan kiln.
Guan Yao
In history of Chinese porcelain, the Official kiln is different from the official porcelain. The official porcelain generally means a batch of official made in the period of Daguan and Zhenghe reign of north Song Dynasty, It is as famous as Ru Porcelain, Ge Porcelain, Jun Porcelain and Ding Porcelain. After south Song established. during the reign of Jingde, Changnan county of Jiangxi province was named Town of Jingde, and many famous porcelain-making masters from different kilns worked together. Since South Song Dynasty, the official porcelain was also called Jingde Porcelain
Longquan Yao
Longquan is an ancient cultural city famous for making celadon in southwest Zhejiang Province, East China. Abundant in porcelain clay and pinewood, used for baking porcelain, the area has over 500 ancient celadon kilns, of which over 360 sites are densely distributed throughout Longquan.
Yue Yao
Yue yao (Yue ware kiln) was first made at Yuezhou (present Yuyao), Zhejiang Province, during the Han Dynasty, although all surviving specimens are later, most belonging to the Six Dynasties (220–589 A.D.). They have a stoneware body and an olive or brownish green glaze and belong to the family of celadons, a term that looms large in any discussion of early Chinese wares.
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