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There are many varieties and colors of colored teapots, among which the blue and white porcelain teapot is most noteworthy. Blue and white porcelain teapot actually refers to the use of cobalt oxide as a coloring agent, directly drawing patterns on the porcelain body, then coating a layer of transparent glaze, and then firing it at about 1300℃ in the kiln for reduction. However, there is a difference between ancient and modern understanding of the “blue” color in “blue flowers”. The ancients classified black, blue, green and other colors as “blue”, so the meaning of “blue flowers” is wider than that of today’s people. Its characteristics are: the pattern is blue and white contrast to make it interesting; the color is gentle and elegant with fascinating power; plus the glaze on pigments makes it moist and bright, adding more charm to blue-flower teapots.

Origin of Color Porcelain Tea Sets

In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, due to the improvement of porcelain making technology, social and economic development, expansion in foreign export and change in tea drinking methods, blue and white porcelain teaware experienced a rapid development. In addition to Jingdezhen production of blue and white porcelain teaware, other places with significant influence included Ji’an, Leping in Jiangxi Province, Chaozhou, Jieyang, Boluo in Guangdong Province, Yuxi in Yunnan Province and Huili in Sichuan Province as well as Dehua and Anxi in Fujian Province. Moreover, “earthenware blue-and-white” teaware was produced by many places around China for use by people for tea drinking within certain regions.

The main production area of Chinese porcelain tea sets is China.

Yue Kiln: Mainly producing celadon

The Yue Kiln is the major production site of ancient Chinese southern celadon, wherein the Tang Dynasty was the most exquisite period of Yue Kiln artistry, enjoying great renown both domestically and abroad.

Xingyao: Mainly producing white porcelain

Xingyao is the earliest kiln in northern China to produce white porcelain, which was located in Qicun of Neiqiu County and Lincheng County under Xingtai City at that time, and plays an important role in the history of Chinese ceramics.

Youyao: The major color of the glaze is sky blue.

Ru Kiln is located in the area of Qingliang Temple in Baofeng, Henan. It was named after the Beisong belonging to Ruzhou. The teaware produced by Ru Kiln is known for its celadon, including sky-blue, bean-green and pinkish green.

Fourth, Jun Kiln: Mainly firing copper-red glaze

Also known as Jun Yao, Junzhou Yao is a porcelain kiln established at Juntai in Shenzhou Town, Yu Zhou City of Henan Province at the beginning of Song Dynasty. The ancient kiln site of Jun Yao is now a national key cultural relic protection unit, and the “Yu Zhou Jun Guan Yao Site Museum” has been built on the original site.

Traditional kiln

Ding Kiln was located in the boundaries of Dingzhou during the Song Dynasty, thus its name “Ding Kiln”. It began to fire ceramic wares during the Tang Dynasty and became famous for its white porcelain. The scale of the kiln site was very large, with ruins from Late Tang, Five Dynasties, and Northern Song periods. In 1986, it was listed as a national key cultural relic protection unit.

The Southern Song Official Kiln

The Southern Song Official Kiln was “inherited from the former capital” and moved to the south to continue production. It started in the 13th year of Shaoxing, but continuously produced high-quality porcelain for a hundred and forty years, leaving a beautiful name for China as the Ceramic Kingdom. Over thousands of years, it has been widely recognized that Song Porcelain is the most artistic era.

Brother Kiln

Ge Yao, created by Zhang Sheng from Zhejiang Province in the Song Dynasty at Longquan Liutian, is an art form created by the Chinese nation using the “Tiangong Kaiwu” approach.

The pottery kiln was built.

The Jianyao Kiln site is located in Waterji Town, Jianyang County, Fujian Province, and is renowned for its black glazed porcelain. It is also known as the Jian’an Kiln and the Wuni Kiln.

Jingdezhen Kiln

Jingdezhen is a city in Jiangxi Province, China known for its production of porcelain, or fine china. The Jingdezhen Kiln has been producing pottery and porcelain since the sixth century CE. It is one of the most famous kilns in China and is renowned worldwide for its high-quality production. Jingdezhen’s unique combination of kaolin clay and special glaze formulas have made it a sought-after destination for collectors of Chinese ceramics.

Located in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, the Jingdezhen Kiln is also known as the Jingdezhen Kiln. After the founding of the country, many sites were discovered, the earliest being Yangmeiting, Shihutang and Huangnitou.

Yixing Kiln in Yixing

Yixing Kiln, located in present-day Ding Shuzhen of Yixing City in Jiangsu Province, was the center of ceramics production during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Its legacy of ceramic manufacturing can be traced back more than 2000 years, making it the oldest kiln.