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During the Kangxi period, blue and white porcelain tea sets! Blue and white porcelain tea sets refer to those made of cobalt oxide as a coloring agent, directly painted with patterns on porcelain body, then coated with a layer of transparent glaze, and then reduced in the kiln at around 1300℃.

However, there is a difference between ancient and modern understanding of the color “blue” in “blue-and-white”. In ancient times, black, blue, green and other colors were collectively referred to as “blue”, so the meaning of “blue-and-white” was much broader than it is now. Its characteristics are: the pattern of blue and white contrast adds fun; its delicate and elegant color gives a pleasant feeling; its glaze on the pigments makes it moist and bright, adding more charm to the blue-and-white teaware.

Due to the high level of painting craftsmanship of blue-and-white porcelain tea sets, especially the application of traditional Chinese painting techniques on ceramics, it can also be said that this is a great achievement of Yuan dynasty painting. In Ming dynasty, blue-and-white porcelain tea sets produced in Jingdezhen such as teapots, teacups and teacups had more and more kinds of colors and patterns, and the quality was becoming more and more exquisite. Regardless of the shape, modeling or decoration, they were all unparalleled in the country, becoming objects for other production blue-and-white tea set kiln fields to imitate. The blue-and-white porcelains fired during Kangxi period were even called “the best of Qing dynasty” in history.