Porcelain Decor Vase - JohannesburgTuesday, 19 July 2016
White Porcelain has been famous in the name of Blanc de Chine since Ming Dynasty (1368 --1644 AD) in Europe and Asia. It originates from Dehua titled “The World Porcelain Capital” in 2015, one of three ancient porcelain capitals in China. It is made from choice kaolin and fired under the 1300°--1400° temperature kilns. The white is the natural whiteness without enamel or with bland and clear glaze like the lard-white, the cream-white or the goose-white. The materials resemble the white jade and the ivory. The density is fairly high and the water absorption rate is near zero. It is made by the skilful handicraftsmen. It is reputed “Pearls of Oriental Arts”. It is the top of porcelain. It is widely used in daily cooking, serving, eating and drinking, used as religious statues and wares and used as elegant decorations, valuable collections and luxurious gifts.
A new “chinamania” has emerged since the “Nankin Cargo” salvaged from the wreck of the Geldermelsen in 1985. More and more connoisseurs cherish and collect porcelain and more and more people widely use porcelain. The ancient “chinamania” wave never reached South Africa. The new “china time” is emerging in South Africa and everybody can “Live Up With China”.