The art of porcelain manufacturing is linked closely to China and its history, appearing in the 7th century when it became an important symbol of royalty or high status. The masterpieces of the genre featured in this book range from simple tea bowls and fantastic vases to hair ornaments, figurines and snuff boxes with intricate, multi-coloured designs. The presentations of these fragile objects are accompanied by an informative outline of the history of Chinese porcelain. This delicate material attracted and continues to attract the attention of art lovers throughout the world.
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V Ming Dynasty 13681644
VI Kangxi Period 16441722 Qing Dynasty
VII Yongzheng and Qianglong Period 17231795 Qing Dynasty
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