11 Facts About Chinese ceramics


Chinese ceramics show a continuous development since pre-dynastic times and are one of the most significant forms of Chinese art and ceramics globally.

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Chinese ceramics have had an enormous influence on other ceramic traditions in these areas.

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Increasingly over their long history, Chinese ceramics can be classified between those made for the imperial court to use or distribute, those made for a discriminating Chinese market, and those for popular Chinese markets or for export.

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The Chinese tradition recognizes two primary categories of ceramics: high-fired and low-fired, so doing without stoneware, which in Chinese tradition is mostly grouped with porcelain.

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Chinese ceramics porcelain is mainly made by a combination of the following materials:.

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Mongol Yuan dynasty enforced the movement of artists of all sorts around the Mongol Empire, which in Chinese ceramics brought a major stylistic and technical influence from the Islamic world in the form of blue and white porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt.

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Chinese ceramics then went on to describe the refining of china clay kaolin along with the developmental stages of glazing and firing.

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The law stated that, if the quantity of Chinese ceramics demanded was big, potters would be conscripted and worked in the imperial kilns in Nanjing; if the quantity was small, the Chinese ceramics could be produced in private kilns in Raozhou.

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Different rules on styles and sizes of the Chinese ceramics were put forward by the imperial court and must be strictly followed in the kilns.

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Chinese ceramics potters have a long tradition of borrowing design and decorative features from earlier wares.

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However, fakes and reproductions have been made at many times during the long history of Chinese ceramics and continue to be made today in ever-increasing numbers.

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