10 avril 2017

Yongle and Hongxi period (1403—1425): Peak time of the exchange between China and the West

During the Yongle period, Great prosperity of the Royal kilns in Jingdezheng resulted from a powerful Empire at that time. They produced sweet white, blue-and-white, red glaze and other distinctive kinds of their time. Among them, the sweet white style deeply favored by the Yongle Emperor has sophisticated technique and can be called a unique and exquisite type in that time; the blue-and-white style has distinctive decorations by using the imported cobalt blue-sumali; red-glazed style and other high-temperature-fired single-color... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2017

Hongwu and Jiande Period (1368-1402):Early establishment of the royal kiln

During the turbulent times at the end of Yuan Dynasty, Jingdezhen's authorities directly submit to the Ming's emperor and thus escaped from the destruction of the wars, and their porcelain manufacturing technique was well preserved. After the founding of the Ming Dynasty by the first emperor Zhu Yuanzhang on the basis of the Yuan's Fuliang Porcelain Bureau, the royal kiln was established. The Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang also commended to use porcelains in all sacrifices, thus advancing the development of the porcelain industry in... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2017

Porcelains made by Fuliang Porcelain Bureau, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

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... [Lire la suite]