青花瓷 blue and white porcelain

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"Blue and white wares"  青花 qīng-huā are white pottery and porcelain decorated under the glaze with a blue pigment, generally cobalt oxide. The decoration is commonly applied by hand, by stencilling or by transfer-printing, though other methods of application have also been used.

Distinctive blue-and-white porcelain was exported to Japan where it is known as Tenkei blue-and-white ware or ko sometsukei. It is especially ordered by tea masters for Japanese ceremony.

Early influences: Chinese blue-and-white ware were copied in Europe from the 16th century, with the faience blue-and-white technique called alla porcelana. Soon after the first experiments to reproduce the material of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain were made with Medici porcelain. These early works seem to be mixing influences from Islamic as well as Chinese blue-and-white wares. - wikipedia

青花瓷(blue and white porcelain),又称白地青花瓷,常简称青花,


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