Chinese ceramics

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Covered red jar with dragon and sea design from the Jiajing period (1521–1567) in the Ming dynasty

Chinese ceramics are ceramics that have been made in China. Some of these were made as early as the Stone Age.

The earliest Chinese ceramics were earthenware. Stoneware are produced at higher temperatures and are watertight.

Porcelain was invented in China. Porcelain gifts became important gifts from Chinese diplomats. Porcelain became an important export.

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The pottery of the Song dynasty has kept prestige in Chinese tradition, especially the pottery from the "Five Great Kilns" (see Kiln).[1]

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  1. Zhiyan, Li, et al. (2010) Chinese Ceramics, From the paleolithic period through the Qing dynasty. Yale University Press, New Haven & London; Foreign Language Press, Beijing. ISBN 978-0-300-11278-8. p. 313.
  2. Bar-Yosef, Ofer; Arpin, Trina; Pan, Yan; Cohen, David; Goldberg, Paul; Zhang, Chi; Wu, Xiaohong (29 June 2012). "Early Pottery at 20,000 Years Ago in Xianrendong Cave, China". Science. 336 (6089): 1696–1700. doi:10.1126/science.1218643. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 22745428.
  3. Marshall, Michael. "Oldest pottery hints at cooking's ice-age origins". www.newscientist.com.