Chinese Porcelain Handmade ceramic Antique style26947689 $ 49.00 USD
- Beautiful handmade Chinese porcelain
- Material: Ceramic & Enamel
- Style: Traditional Chinese
Width: 25 cm
Thickness: 3.2 cm
- Culture: Asia ( More unusual & traditional gifts on our asian shop )
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- Delivery: Epacket ( Pretty well-packaged cardboard )
History of Chinese Porcelain
Long ago in China, a special material was made into fancy pots and plates for the Imperial Palace. This material is porcelain or tzu, tao or yao in Chinese. True porcelain is composed of two forms of granite in varying stages of decomposing: kaolin (Chinese clay) and petunse (Chinese stone).
When these substances are fused together at temperatures around 1,350 degrees Celsius, they form the skeleton and flesh of hard-paste porcelain. In ancient China, porcelain was used to make pots, plates, snuff bottles and cups.
Porcelain was invented during the Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 BC) at a place called Ch'ang-nan in the district of Fou-Liang in China. Scientists have no proof of who invented porcelain. They only know when it was invented by dating objects of porcelain they find. Scientists do know that a kind of more modem porcelain called Celadon Porcelain was invented by a man named Ho Ch'ou during the Sui dynasty (581 - 617 AD).
During the seventeenth century, huge quantities of Chinese porcelain objects were made especially for export. These exports encouraged people to make porcelain in the Western nation. In the middle ages, Celadon porcelain was highly prized and exported to India, Persia, Egypt, other parts of Asia, Africa, and was exported also from Egypt to parts of Europe.