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Rare Ming Kiln Painted Period Shard – Blue & White

Blue and white porcelain from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) stands out as a pinnacle of Chinese ceramic artistry. Centered around Jingdezhen’s imperial kilns, this porcelain featured intricate cobalt blue designs on a white background. While Jingdezhen dominated production, other kilns in places like Zhangzhou, Dehua, and Longquan also contributed, each with their unique regional styles. Ming blue and white porcelain not only reflected imperial tastes but also influenced global ceramic traditions, symbolizing China’s artistic and cultural exchange during this period.

Kiln/Glaze: Blue And White

Age: Ming Dynasty

Shard Price: £75 + £6 Worldwide Postage | Total £81

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