Porcelain - 瓷器

There isn't an absolute line to divide porcelain and ceramic, and the definition of "porcelain" is also different in China, Japan, Korea and the western world. In China, regardless of whether it is fired at high or low temperature, all the clay objects fired without glaze are called ceramics (or pottery), and with the exception of certain types, glazed but fired at at low temperature, which are also classified as ceramics; and porcelains are those that contain a large amount of silicic acid in the clay and are fired at high temperatures after glazing. Different than ceramics, porcelains have almost no water absorption and make a crisp sound of metal hitting when gently tapped.

 

Porcelain was invented in china thousands of years ago, and Jing De Zhen has always had its importance in the history of porcelain and gives a large influence both in China and oversea, along the ancient and modern times. It is generally believed that the ceramics industry began from the first century in Jingdezhen. In the Song Dynasty (10th-13th century), Jingdezhen became an important porcelain production site and started to export by sea. As a matter of fact, Jingdezhen was named by an emperor of the Song Dynasty with his reign title. Jingdezhen's celadon porcelain and white porcelain produced in the Song Dynasty, and the subsequent blue and white porcelain produced in the Yuan Dynasty (13th-14th century), already had a high artistic taste and historical value, and continually influence on the later ceramics industry. During the following eras, Jingdezhen's ceramic technology continued to improve, and it became the production base of porcelains for the royal court in the Ming and Qing Dynasty.

 

Besides the porcelains of Jing De Zhen, we also offer exquisite items from other famous kilns from different production areas.