Ming vases are well known internationally for their sophisticated design and simple, yet beautiful decorations. They originate from 15 th century China, when the country was ruled by the powerful Ming dynasty and are made from the finest porcelain. During the Ming dynasty, ceramic technique evolved quickly and kilns were able to develop a more refined type of porcelain. During the reign of Xuande, one of the biggest innovations was the preparation of cobalt, the element that gives Ming vases the beautiful blue nuances.
Welcome to Gotheborg. More then 1, translated and dated porcelain marks. An extensive glossary with entries explaining Chinese and Japanese Antique Pottery and Porcelain terms. Important classic articles and documents on Chinese porcelain history.