The Stonewares of Yixing: From the Ming Period to the Present Day

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Hong Kong University Press, 1986 - Art - 287 pages
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Despite its beauty, individuality and variety of design, the red or brown unglazed stoneware produced at Yixing in Jiangsu Province has received less attention than other branches of Chinese ceramic art. The Yixing potters have always specialized in the making of teapots, whose use became widespread during the Ming period as a result of the innovation of making tea from rolled leaves, rather than using it in the fine-ground, powdered from in which it had previously been supplied.

  

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Contents

Preface
9
The Clay and its Preparation Potting and Firing the Basic
19
The pottery town of Dingshuzhen seen from
49
Shi Dabin Teapot 1597
55
From the Early Nineteenthcentury Revival to the Twentieth
95
The Evolution of Style Shape and Decoration from the Ming
179
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