Appreciation of Xuande Blue and White Porcelain (1)
The most famous blue-and-white porcelain was the works of Yongle, Xuande, Chenghua, Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong in the Ming Dynasty.Among them,Blue and White Porcelain of Xuande Period, well-known for its fine tresses and glaze, rich green colors, varied shapes and beautiful patterns,. ..the golden age of our blue-and-white porcelain..
During the period of Xuande, the political situation was relatively stable and the economic development was fast.As Jingdezhen abolished the “craftsman household system” of Yuan Dynasty in Ming Dynasty, craftsmen became semi-free handicraftsmen, which improved the enthusiasm of production and promoted the development of porcelain-making industry.In addition, the progress of porcelain firing technology in Xuande period also has a great relationship with the development of overseas trade.At that time, the sales volume of Jingdezhen blue-and-white porcelain increased greatly, which stimulated the transformation and improvement of porcelain-making technology to a certain extent.Zheng He brought back a large number of porcelain-making raw materials to the West, which also provided material conditions for the creation of exquisite blue-and-white porcelain.The blue-and-white porcelain of this period reached a peak in firing technology, so that the ceramic world has the “blue-and-white first push Xuande” statement.In the Qing Dynasty, Zhu Yan described Xuande’s blue-and-white porcelain in “Tao,” saying: “This Ming kiln is very prosperous. Selection of materials, sample making, drawing tools, inscriptions, all fine,…. So the Qinghua, Xuanyao for the most.”