Chinese Porcelain

Chinese Porcelain

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English
282 Pages

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The art of porcelain manufacturing is linked closely to China and its history, appearing in the 7th century when it became an important symbol of royalty or high status. The masterpieces of the genre featured in this book range from simple tea bowls and fantastic vases to hair ornaments, figurines and snuff boxes with intricate, multi-coloured designs. The presentations of these fragile objects are accompanied by an informative outline of the history of Chinese porcelain. This delicate material attracted and continues to attract the attention of art lovers throughout the world.

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Published 07 January 2014
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Chinese
Porcelain
Author: O. du Sartel
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ISBN: 978-1-78042-206-0
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"Prudence is the mother of porcelain."
— William Wander
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2205-1767 B.C.E.:
1767-1122 B.C.E.:
1122-256 B.C.E.:
771-475 B.C.E.:
475-221 B.C.E.:
221-207 B.C.E.:
206 B.C.E.-221:
220-265:
265-420:
302-439:
420-589:
Chinese Dynasties Chronology
Xia Dynasty
Shang Dynasty
Zhou Dynasty
Spring and Autumn Period
Warring States Period
Qin Dynasty
Han Dynasty
Three Kingdoms Period
First Jin Dynasty
Sixteen Kingdoms Period
Southern and Northern Dynasties
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581-618:
618-907:
690-705:
907-960:
907-1115:
1036-1227:
1115-1234:
960-1279:
1279-1368:
1368-1644:
1644-1911:
1911-1945:
1949-today:
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Sui Dynasty
Tang Dynasty
Second Zhou Dynasty
Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period
Liao Dynasty or Khitan Empire
Western Xia Dynasty or Tangut Empire
Second Jin Dynasty of Northern China
Song Dynasty
Yuan Dynasty or Mongol Empire
Ming Dynasty
Qing Dynasty or Manchu Dynasty
Republic of China
People's Republic of China
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Introduction
orcelain was certainly invented in China. This is acknowledged in England by P the adoption of the word “china” as equivalent to porcelain. Even in Persia, the only country to which an independent invention of the material has been attributed by some writers and where Chinese porcelain has been
Octogonal Rhyton Supported by an Animal Head
Tang Dynasty, 7th century Moulded porcelain, height: 9 cm The British Museum, London
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known and imitated for centuries, the word chinicarries a similar connotation. For the creation of a scientific classification of ceramic products, it may be necessary to define here the distinctive characteristics of porcelain. Porcelain ought to have a white, translucent, hard paste, to be scratched by steel, homogeneous, resonant and vitrified,
Tea Bowl
Song Dynasty, 960-1279 Porcelain covered in speckled brown, also known as “hare’s fur” decoration, maximum diameter: 11.5 cm National Palace Museum, Taipei