FC: ANCIENT CHINESE CERAMICS AND GLAZES
1: Han Dynasty: | 206 B.C.-220 A.D.
2: Six Dynasties: (265-588 A.D.) Six Dynasties improved the quality of Celadon both in Glaze colours and body clay.
3: Six Dynasties was inclination to more details. They made their models look more real.
4: Six Dynasties improved the quality of Celadon | both in Glaze colours and body clay.
5: This is what Celadon looks like today.
6: The majour contribution made by the Tang Dynasty was their bold introduction of the multi-coloured wares. | Tang Dynasty: (616-906 A.D.)
7: The production of sancai , or tri-colour pottery figurines dominated the pottery scene. Tang pottery | figurines comprised three major categories, namely human figures, animals and fabulous tomb guards.
8: SUNG DYNASTY: (906-1279 A.D.)
9: The success of ceramic production in the Sung dynasty (960-1279 A.D.) was seen in the monochrome wares. The most spectacular of the Sung monochromes was the celadon which has been called by various names base on its shade and tone or its pattern of crackles.
10: YUAN DYNASTY (1280-1367) The production of blue and white wares at the end of the Yuan dynasty (1280-1367) and the beginning of the Ming dynasty (1368-1643) was generally of a poorer quality. In Yung Lo reign (1403-1424), both the potting and glazing techniques improved and wares attained a whiter body and richer blue than those of Yuan dynasty ware.
11: In Yung Lo reign (1403-1424), both the potting and glazing techniques improved and wares attained a whiter body and richer blue than those of Yuan dynasty ware.
12: Ming Dynasty: (1368-1643)
13: Throughout the Ming Dynasty, | the dragon and pheonix were the most popular decorative motifs on ceramic wares. Other animals, plant forms and human figures in garden interior settings were | often used as decors for blue and white wares.
14: Ming Dynasty had a variety of wares with green glazed pattern on a yellow ground, yellow glazed pattern on a blue ground, green glazed pattern on a red ground and other colour combinations.