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Overview Of Ceramic Bowls

- Apr 02, 2018 -

According to archeological findings and historical records, the earliest porcelain bowls were primitive celadon products. The basic shape was a large mouth, a deep flat belly, and was used during the Shang and Zhou dynasties until the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States period.


The porcelain bowls in different periods have obvious differences in shape, glaze, and ornamentation. Bowls before the Tang Dynasty were mostly straight, flat, and not glazed. There are many types of bowls in the Tang Dynasty, such as straight mouths, cornices, and kwai kou, etc. The rims have sharp lips, mostly flat bottoms, jade bottoms, and ring strips. The glazing is close to the bottom, and the refined products are covered with glaze. , there is a simple floral decoration appears. In the Song Dynasty, most of the bowls were bowl-type, straw hat-type, large mouth-edges, and small ring-shaped feet. The size of the ring foot was almost one-third of the rim. The glaze is mostly monochromatic, such as shadows, blacks, sauces, whites, etc., and the patterns are engraved, drawn, printed, and other methods to depict the characters of the animals, animals, and plants on the inner and outer walls of the bowl or the heart of the inner bottom. Compared with the Song Dynasty, the bowl type of the Yuan Dynasty was characterized by high and heavy weight. More use of printing, engraving decoration. In the Ming Dynasty, the bowls were more heart-shaped, pier-shaped, and outward-facing flat-folded. The ring foot was relatively narrow and fine, and most of them were decorated with flowers.


The technique of painting and decorating flowers was used on bowls. Since the beginning of the Tang kiln in Tang Dynasty, the kiln in Song Dynasty was moved to the state of Song Dynasty. After being inspired by the blue and white flowers, it really flourished in the Ming Dynasty. The bowls of the Qing Dynasty in all respects were better than the previous ones. The shapes, glazes, and patterns were richer and more varied. The craftsmanship was even more exquisite and delicate. The court royal bowls decorated with colorful, multicolored and pastel colors were more breathtaking.