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Rare Tiger Ming Kiln Period Shard – Blue & White

Blue and white porcelain from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) represents the zenith of Chinese ceramic craftsmanship. Produced primarily in Jingdezhen’s imperial kilns, these ceramics are renowned for their delicate cobalt blue motifs on a pristine white glaze. While Jingdezhen was the principal center of production, other kilns in regions such as Zhangzhou, Dehua, and Longquan also produced blue and white porcelain, each imbuing their creations with distinctive local styles. Ming blue and white porcelain not only mirrored imperial preferences but also wielded considerable influence on global ceramic traditions, illustrating China’s rich artistic and cultural exchanges during this era.

Kiln/Glaze: Blue And White

Age: Ming Dynasty

Shard Price: £155 + £6 Worldwide Postage | Total £161

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