In 1278, Fuliang Porcelain Bureau was established to oversee the production of imperial porcelains in Jingdezhen Kiln. This created a favorable condition for the development and prosperity of Jingdezhen Wares. First, large quantity of matured blue-and-white porcelains were manufactured, people use imported cobalt as the paint for the decorations which has the characteristics of tight composition and splendid designs. At the same time, other kinds like egg-shell white, underglaze red wares and high-temperature-fired single color wares were created, making Jingdezhen become the center of the world porcelain industry in the middle ages.

Blue-and-white dish with foliate rim and design of a dragon among clouds, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Blue-and-white dish with foliate rim and design of a dragon among clouds, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Diameter of mouth 27.7cm; diameter of bottom 20.5; height 4.7cm. Collected by Jingdezhen Ceramics Archaeology Research Institute

Blue-and-white chess jar with five-claw dragon design, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Blue-and-white chess jar with five-claw dragon design, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Diameter of mouth 10.5cm; diameter of bottom 8.8cm; height 11.2cm. Collected by Jingdezhen Ceramics Archaeology Research Institute

Blue-and-white food container 'dou', Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Blue-and-white food container "dou", Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Diameter of mouth 17.2cm; diameter of bottom 6.2cm; height 13cm. Collected by Jingdezhen Ceramics Archaeology Research Institute.

Blue-and-white vessel 'Yi' with the design of chrysanthemums, Yuan Dynasty(1271-1368)

Blue-and-white vessel "Yi" with the design of chrysanthemums, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Diameter of mouth 16.8*13.6cm; diameter of bottom 8.7cm; height 4.5cm. Collected by Jingdezhen Ceramics Archaeology Research Institute.

Blue-and-white pear-shaped vase with flaring lip and illustrated storie, Yuan Dynasty(1271-1368)

Blue-and-white pear-shaped vase with flaring lip and illustrated storie, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Diameter of mouth 8.4cm; height 30cm. Collected by Jingdezhen Ceramics Archaeology Research Institute.

Blue-and-white porcelain plate with the design of lotus flowers and double fishes, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Blue-and-white porcelain plate with the design of lotus flowers and double fishes, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Diameter of mouth 45cm; diameter of bottom 25cm; height 7.9cm. Collected by Jingdezhen Ceramics Archaeology Research Institute.

Blue-and-white porcelain plate with the design of peony flowers and double fishes, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Blue-and-white porcelain plate with the design of peony flowers and double fishes, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Diameter of mouth 45cm; diameter of bottom 25.5cm; height 8cm. Collected by Jingdezhen Ceramics Archaeology Research Institute.

Under-glazed red floral pear-shaped vase with flaring lip, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Under-glazed red floral pear-shaped vase with flaring lip, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Diameter of mouth 6.8cm; diameter of belly 12cm; diameter of bottom 7.2cm; height 23.8cm. Collected by Jingdezhen Ceramics Archaeology Research Institute.

White-glazed bowl with the design of peony and curly grass, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

White-glazed bowl with the design of peony and curly grass, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Diameter of mouth 6.8cm; diameter of belly 12cm; diameter of bottom 7.2cm; height 23.8cm. Collected by Jingdezhen Ceramics Archaeology Research Institute.

White-glazed bowl with the design of stamping flowers and curly grass, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

White-glazed bowl with the design of stamping flowers and curly grass, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Diameter of mouth 16cm; diameter of bottom 5.5cm; height 4.2cm. Collected by Jingdezhen Ceramics Archaeology Research Institute.

White-glazed high-stemmed bowl with the design of stamping dragon, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

White-glazed high-stemmed bowl with the design of stamping dragon, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Height 13cm. Collected by Jingdezhen Ceramics Archaeology Research Institute.