Introduction of Porcelain
China is the hometown of porcelain, which is also called china or chinaware. In the 16th century BC during the middle period of Shang dynasty, early porcelain appeared in China. The invention of porcelain is a great contribution China had made to the world. This porcelain has the same name with its hometown China, which tells that china from China is superb enough to be representative of the country.
Varieties of Porcelain
Different technologies produce different varieties of porcelain. The technologies include the different fetal glazes, modeling, degree of sintering and etc.
Different glaze materials include transparent glaze, opaque glaze, half opaque glaze, light glaze, bright glaze, matt glaze, crystalline glaze, crack glaze and etc.
Different colors of glaze include white glaze, yellow glaze, blue glaze, peacock blue glaze, dark reddish brown glaze, purple gold glaze, iron red glaze, cooper red glaze, iron blue glaze and etc.
Glazes of different firing temperature include low-temperature glaze, middle-temperature glaze and high-temperature.
Glaze of different firing modes include rapid firing glaze, traditional glaze, once-fired glaze and secondary firing glaze.
Maintenance Knowledge of Porcelain
1. No immersion in hot water over 70 degree.
2. No washing with astringent cloth to prevent scratching.
3. No putting in microwave oven, oven, dishwasher.
4. Wash immediately after using porcelains to drink.
Three Porcelain Capitals in China
Three porcelain capitals in China are Jing De Zhen in Jiangxi province, Dehua County of Quanzhou city in Fujian province and Liling city of Zhuzhou city in Hunan province.