Dating chinese ceramics

dating chinese ceramics

How to date antique Chinese porcelain?

As per usual any dates or marks on antique Chinese porcelain should be be treated with utmost caution however, it is my impression that dates found in poems or other inscriptions on porcelain, from late 19th century until mid 20th century in most cases seems to be surprisingly correct.

What is Chinese ceramics?

Chinese ceramics is the general term of the items made by clay, porcelain stone, kaoline, feldspar and quartz, after being fired. The workmanship of Chinese ceramic also blends the art of glazing colors and Chinese painting. The earliest Chinese ceramics and development in different historical periods.

How do I identify Chinese antique ceramics?

A short glance over a vase or jar, for example, often allows an expert of Chinese ceramics to assert or discard the possibility of a Chinese object being antique. Some shapes or curves, like those found in Japanese Sake jars or tea cups, are rare or non-existent among Chinese ceramics of old, yet they can be found on modern fakes.

How did Chinese ceramics change from one dynasty to the next?

But the tone varied from one dynasty to the next. During the Wanli period (1573-1619), for example, blue and white wares often had a greyish-blue tone, while in the Jiajing period (1522-1566), the tone was almost purplish-blue. 8 Pay attention to shapes and proportions The shape of ceramics also evolved.

How to identify Chinese porcelain from the period?

It is said, that the only rule that is really certain when it comes to Chinese reign marks, is that most of them are NOT from the period they say. Still the marks are something of a fingerprint of the potter and its time. If carefully studied they offer a great help in identifying the date and maker of most Chinese porcelain.

What are Chinese porcelain decorations with dates?

This is a list of Chinese porcelain pieces that have been decorated in such a way that the decoration includes a date. The dates are almost exclusively given as Chinese cyclical dates, which are repeated in 60th year cycles.

When was porcelain first made in China?

China first exported it to the world via the Silk Road. Chinese porcelain production first began in the area that China occupies today in the Han dynasty–206 BC to 220 AD. And imperial production didn’t slow until the beginning of the 20th century, when the last Chinese dynasty, the Qing, ended in 1912.

Why buy antique Chinese porcelain?

In the modern era, Chinese potters accept influence from a range of different cultures and nations. This makes antique Chinese porcelain a source of fascination. Identifying Chinese porcelain is a very specialist skill set.

When did ceramics become popular in China?

Ming dynasty Xuande mark and period (1426–35) imperial blue and white vase. Chinese ceramics show a continuous development since pre-dynastic times and are one of the most significant forms of Chinese art and ceramics globally.

What happened to ceramics during the Ming and Qing dynasties?

The Ming and Qing dynasties provide enough examples in view to how ceramics, their quality and production was affected by actual historical events: piracy, civil war, fall and change of dynasties, opium wars, rebellions, etc. So let us mention what happened towards the end of the Yuan dynasty.

How did the social process urges the quality improvement of Chinese ceramics?

The social process urges the quality improvement of Chinese ceramics. There were professional craftsman specializing in ceramics in Shang Dynasty and Zhou Dynasty (1600BC – 256BC). The pottery was carved with more elegant patterns, and glazed to make the surface more smooth and shinning.

What was pottery used for in ancient China?

Some types of wares were also made only or mainly for special uses such as burial in tombs, or for use on altars. The earliest Chinese pottery was earthenware, which continued in production for utilitarian uses throughout Chinese history, but was increasingly less used for fine wares.

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