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Collecting Guide: 10 things you need to know about Chinese ceramics

Collecting Guide: 10 things you need to know about Chinese ceramics

Ceramics were made all over China and kilns in the north and south produced different types of wares and glazes. For example, from the Song dynasty (960–1279) you get beautiful celadon glazed ceramics from the Longquan located in the southwest Zhejiang province, and also the Yaozhou kilns in the northern China Shaanxi province. The celadon glazes differ between these two kilns with the Longquan glaze giving often a warmer, bluish-green tone compared with the Yaozhou glazes that were more olive in tone. Jun wares from the Song dynasty were produced with beautiful lavender glazes often highlighted by abstract purple splashes. The Dehua kilns specialised in ceramics with white and cream glazes. In the late Ming dynasty in the 17th century the Dehua wares were creamy in tone but by the 19th century these became more ivory and white. Also during the Ming dynasty, the kilns at J...

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