what are the typical embellishment of the Yuan blue and white porcelain


blue-and-white peony grain

The Yuan Dynasty was a time of earth-shaking change in China. With its excellent military system, the Mongol army carried away all the way to the west, bringing not only supplies but also craftsmen and skills.The innovation of the ceramics of Yuan Dynasty is not accidental, such as blue flowers, red in glaze, blue in glaze, glaze in pivot, multicolored etc., as well as the varieties derived therefrom have knocked open the door of Jingdezhen’s mysterious ceramic art, let Jingdezhen’s ceramics develop rapidly and lead the style for hundreds of years.The birth of Yuan Qing Hua caught China’s ceramics unprepared.This is a foreign god, with the shadow of Persian culture, mysterious and striking.The secluded sapphire blue, let Chinese see clearly, think far, still can stick close.The blue-and-white porcelain has a great hand, a magnificent atmosphere, the painting of the decoration, far from the Han culture, there are raw and familiar, so that the Chinese people in foreign culture feel more cordial.

Gaimeiyuan in blue-and-white peony belt

blue-and-white tangled peony pot element

The theme of Yuanqing is extensive, almost all-inclusive, plant patterns are most common, especially flowers, first push peony.In 1980, a number of Yuan-Qing-hua cellars were unearthed in Gaoan City, Jiangxi Province. Among them,6 were covered with plum bottles. The six characters of “rite, music, archery, imperial palace, book and number” were written respectively on the body and the corresponding parts of the lid, which were extremely rare.The first two “ceremony”, “music” for the theme of the tree peony, four four-sided, yin and yang to the back, especially painted on the back of the peony is very vivid.The big pot with peony pattern in Shanghai Museum has the same style and thick and dense painting.This kind of peony pattern blue-and-white works are many, almost all in the upright porcelain to make the circular painting processing, except in the Japanese Osaka City Dongyang Ceramics Museum has a large plate, the heart of the plate has the peony pattern, the picture processing is beautiful, still appears in the form of twining branches, This kind of peony theme has been loved since the Tang Dynasty, Wei Zi Yao Huang, the Liao Song Jin Yuan, the beauty of the peony regardless of ethnic groups, horse riding or farming, all the inner longing for life with peony, let the peony represent wealth, become the hope of life.

Lianchi large-scale blue and white lotus flower

lotus leaf plate element with blue and white lotus-pond pattern

Another kind of lotus works in the performance of blue-and-white porcelain and the opposite of peony, all the flat decoration are like lotus or lotus pond performance, so this kind of works appear in the large bowl of the largest market.Hong Kong Tianmin Building, the collection of green lotus lotus pond pattern plate, Shanghai Museum lotus pond pattern plate, Turkish Topkapa Palace, lotus pond pattern plate, this part of lotus pond painting waterfowl works, only the pure existence of lotus, indicating the author’s clear intention.

Lianchi disk element of blue and white

Although the article of “Elaine Theory” by Zhou Dunyi of Song Dynasty is short, it has a great influence on the society after Song Dynasty, especially the sentence of “no dirt, no evil”, which makes the quality of lotus high and clean become the social quality, so it is no accident that lotus is loved and respected by the society.