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Chinese ceramics

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Chinese ceramics

  1. 1. Chinese Ceramics
  2. 2. Materials
  3. 3. Kaolin Pottery stone Feldspar Quartz
  4. 4. Tiny History Class  6000 B.C. – 1300 A.D.  Started  Used from the pre-dynastic periods as trading material
  5. 5. Neolithic Ceramics  6000-1000 B.C.  First time ceramics were produced in China  Utilitarian  Red, wares, rituals grey, black
  6. 6. Funerary Storage Jar Zigzag design is used to represent a human-like figure
  7. 7. Bronze Age Ceramics  1766-221B.C.  Continued  Painted the Neolithic Period ceramics were disappearing  Duplicated ceramics are used for burial
  8. 8. Storage Jar Imitation of bronze vessels
  9. 9. Han Dynasty Ceramics  206B.C.-A.D.220  Concentrated more on organized ceramic production  Mass production of vessels  Copper to produce green  Iron to produce yellow or brown
  10. 10. Hu Storage Jar Brown
  11. 11. Yueh Ware  5th Century B.C. –A.D. 10th century  Buddhism began  Economy rise  Ceramics- daily life, Buddhist rituals, and burials  Mostly high-fired wares
  12. 12. Ewer Vessel for tea
  13. 13. T’ang Innovations  618-906  Energetic model and brightly colored tomb figurines  Low-fired  Burial  Porcelain- painted decoration  White, brown, celadon, cobalt blue
  14. 14. Bottle Vase Dark blue
  15. 15. Beginning of Porcelain  True Porcelain- white clay body made of Kaolin  Thinnest  White hardest ceramic known color gives a background for decoration
  16. 16. Cup Emphasizing white
  17. 17. T’ang San-t’sai Ceramics  7th-8th centuries  “three-color” ware  Yellow browns, greens, or blues= rosy white clay body  Used for furnishing the tombs
  18. 18. Sung Dynasty Ceramics  960-1279  High standard  Vessel shape, potting techniques, glaze, decoration…  Shapes simple
  19. 19. Bowl Simple High quality
  20. 20. Ting ware  White  Either wares plain or decorated gives a long lasting impression
  21. 21. Cup with Handle White glaze
  22. 22. Ch’ing-pai Ware  960-1368  Shadow blue- a range of light blue and  Crudely fashioned grave goods to eating white utensils
  23. 23. Black-Glazed Ware  10th-13th  Mostly  Thick, centuries utilitarian wares brownish black glazes
  24. 24. Wide Mouth Jar Brown black gaze
  25. 25. Sung Dynasty Tea Bowls  11th-13th centures  Brownish- black glazed tea bowls increased  Tea and drinking customs spread
  26. 26. Tea Bowl Brown and black gaze
  27. 27. Northern Celadon  10th-15th centuries  Produce grey-bodied ware  Decoration incised, carved  Color from iron and titanium oxide
  28. 28. Tripod Censer Quiet elegance
  29. 29. Lung-ch’uan Celadon  960-1279  Greenware  Beautiful bluegreen glaze
  30. 30. Chun Ware  glaze appears in light blue, lavender blue, light green and blue with purple  Shape- simple, selfcontained
  31. 31. Kuan Ware  Exclusively court  Kuan for clay- dark, blue-gray glaze
  32. 32. Tz’u-chou Type Ceramics A wide rang of northern Chinese wares  Black and white decoration  Floral design

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