The evolution of the shape of Chinese porcelain


Porcelain, a 'household object' throughout Chinese history, was gradually transformed into a work of art by the emergence of increasingly sophisticated production techniques and a wide variety of styles. This heavenly gift of porcelain has also infected people abroad. The English word for porcelain is 'china', which is the same as the English word for China. In many Western paintings have appeared the figure of Chinese porcelain. This shows the special charm and influence of Chinese porcelain.

The evolution and development of porcelain are the result of the wisdom of the ancient Chinese. It fully demonstrates the skill and perseverance of the ancient Chinese. It is an excellent representative of the Chinese culture.

Today, let’s learn more about this special object that has been used throughout the history of Chinese civilization.


Song Dynasty

The most popular Song Dynasty porcelains are "Plum Vase", "Pear-Shaped Vase", etc.

It's elegant and subtle, noble and simple, with a jade-like effect, mainly monochrome porcelain. It reflects the beauty of simplicity and elegance advocated by Confucian culture.


Yuan Dynasty

It has obvious characteristics and has the unique style of the grassland people.

Many Mongolian-specific utensils have been newly created and burned in the shape of the porcelain utensils.


Ming Dynasty

Ming porcelain was not just blue and white porcelain, but painted porcelain was also vigorously developed.

The porcelain is rich, thick and simple, with soft, rounded lines, giving a sense of simplicity and dignity.


Qing Dynasty

During the Qing dynasty, in addition to the official kilns in Jingdezhen, private kilns flourished and achieved great success.

With the advent of the Western style, the introduction of Western raw materials and technology, making the ceramics industry even richer and more colorful.


Porcelain is a well-deserved treasure in the history of Chinese civilization. The development of porcelain runs through the ancient and modern times, of the Chinese nation, and carries the development process of the craftsmanship of the Chinese nation.

Today, porcelain is still the treasure of the Chinese nation. In the future, China's porcelain will also develop more colorful.

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