Over the centuries Chinese ceramics have been developed in a wide variety of shapes and styles. From the Neolithic to the Qing dynasty the evolution has never stopped adapting styles and tastes of other cultures. There are around 20 basic shapes of Chinese vases. Some of them took influence of Persian metal wares and some of them of nomadic lifestyles. Many classical and timeless designs have their beginnings under the Tang and Song dynasty.
In this blog I'm going to introduce you the shapes and forms of Chinese ceramics. First of all I'm going to show you all basic shapes of vases which were produced
very often through all dynasties in Chinese history. In the following months I'm going to talk about the shapes of other types and their evolution through Chinese history. Because the shape and
form are the key of authentication.
The Shapes Of Vases
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