Black Porcelain 黑瓷

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Dublin Core

Title

Black Porcelain 黑瓷

Subject

Black Colour, Pottery, Porcelain

Description

Black porcelain is a type of pottery with a pure black base which was achieved by using a black iron glaze. It started during the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC) and was for ordinary use.

Date

Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC)

Relation

Enamel Painted Porcelain, Celadon, Blue and White Porcelain, White Porcelain

Format

Hard, Smooth, Black

Type

craft

Crafts Item Type Metadata

Crafting Methods

It used a higher concentration of black iron oxide below the clear glaze.

Materials

Ceramic

Usage and Application

The earliest black porcelain appeared in the Shang and Zhou era (1600–221 BC). However, not until the Song Dynasty (970–1279 AD) did it became pervasive. Then in the Ming Dynasty, it declined in popularity, and was considered as a second-rate household product.

Collection

Citation

“Black Porcelain 黑瓷,” CCCH9051 Group 64, accessed February 1, 2023, https://learning.hku.hk/ccch9051/group-64/items/show/39.

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