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Chinese Pottery and Porcelain - Great Progress in Style and Design
Ching-te-chen, the southwestern of Nankin, became a centre of manufacturing porcelain in the fourteenth during the Ming dynasty. These products of porcelain spread the fame of China throughout the civilized world exporting them to western countries. Let us have a look at the details of the Chinese pottery and porcelain history.
History and Types of Porcelain
Here we will be learning more about the history of porcelain. What are its ingredients, how is it prepared, and what are its uses. Porcelain has become one of the most common wares in the modern days.
Porcelain - The Best of Chinese
Among different types of ceramic, porcelain is one of the most beautiful and expensive Chinese-made ceramic. Though it was first made by the Chinese, later it spread all over Europe and many people started making it. In this article you will learn more about porcelain.
Porcelain in Germany - Its Begining and End
The porcelain produced since 1710 is called Meissen in Germany. Johann Bottger successfully experiments in making a hard red ware, he was able to make a white one and in 1710 the Royal Saxon Manufactory was established. Dresden initiated a series of and covered pots in the form of animals, fishes, birds, flowers, fruit and vegetables.
Porcelain in Scandinavia and Russia
The making and design of porcelain are quite differ from country to country. It all have its unique value and beauty. In this article you will learn more about Sandinavian and Russian made porcelain.
Pottery in Persia and Neighboring Countries
The Persians were good potters and well advanced before the European even knew about pottery. Chinese wares were exported to these Persia and Near East countries. Discoveries through many excavations have revealed the beautiful Islamic wares, which were forgotten.
The Best of Chinese Porcelain
The wares sparsely decorated and relied as much on the beauty of the shape and surface of the ware as on the actual brushwork is known as the 'Chinese taste'. This rarely found out of China. Even with the advent of the times the eighteenth century styles and designs still prevails. And the pottery and porcelain made Korea has strong characteristics of its own both in shape and decoration.
The Different Types of Porcelain Potters
Thomas Turner the founder of the Caughley factory is credited with producing the original version of the favored 'willow-pattern', which was copied on both pottery and porcelain by innumerable other makers, and remains popular today. And there are numerous factories that either copied others styles and designs or do their own things. Let us have a look at some of these factories.
The History of Fake Porcelain Factories
There were many small factories, which did not, got mentioned in many of the historical evidences that were discovered from different parts of England. But these small factories contributed much to the development and spread of the porcelain wares from the country. Here we are going to see about those small factories of porcelain works.
The History of Porcelain in Belgium, Holland and Switzerland
Belgium made a good progress in the eighteenth century copying both the Sevres and Meissen styles but their original work was mostly done in tablewares and figures. Tourney was one of the important places in Belgium, Amsterdam and The Hague in Holland and Zurich and Nyon near Geneva in Switzerland.
The Most Remarkable Porcelain in Italy
The Italians attempted many times to imitate the Chinese porcelain but resulting in only white glass. The first factory in Italy was started in 1720 by Francesco Vezzi, which made hard-paste porcelain varying in colour from white. Some of the rulers patronage the making of the porcelain wares.
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