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Why are blue and white porcelain vases so popular? - HauSweet

Why are blue and white porcelain vases so popular?

Blue and white porcelain belongs to the underglaze porcelain, for short, "blue and white". It is a treasure and boutique in Chinese ceramic firing technology. It is also one of the mainstream varieties of porcelain.

Blue and white porcelain is the porcelain variety with the most oriental national style. It originated in the Tang Dynasty of China. Since the Ming Dynasty, it has become the mainstream of Chinese porcelain production. In the Qing Dynasty, blue and white porcelain still dominated, served the royal family, popularized in the people, and broadcasted in the world. Whether it was technology, painting levels or output, it reached another peak in history.

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There are many types of blue-and-white porcelain. Bowls, plates, and jars are commonly used by people. Today, we will introduce blue-and-white porcelain vases,which is also known as Chinese vase or oriental vase.

From ancient times to the present, people have obvious love for blue and white porcelain vases. What is the reason that it is so loved by people? 

  1. Beautiful appearance

Blue and white porcelain vases were beloved by the kings of the Qing Dynasty in China for their beautiful appearance, soft lines and harmonious proportions. Its center of gravity is above, top-heavy. It's generally considered uncomfortable to look at top-heavy things, but the blue and white porcelain vase looks comfortable. Its dignified and straight body, soft and smooth curves, are more like a beautiful person. The blue and white porcelain vase is a symbol of strength, nobility, integrity and beauty, and its ornamental value is very strong. Whether it is a collection or used as home decoration, it is a good choice.

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  1. Unique craftsmanship

Blue and white porcelain refers to a kind of underglaze porcelain that uses a cobalt material on the porcelain model, and then applies a transparent glaze to a high -temperature firing at a high temperature of 1,300 degrees Celsius. The underglaze cobalt material is made of blue through high temperature, which is used to call it "blue and white".

The first is the model glaze process. The model refers to the porcelain body, which is fired from the model into the kiln; the glaze refers to the porcelain glaze, which is a colorless or colored glassy thin layer covering the surface of the ceramic product. From the Tang Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty, the model glaze process Continuous development and improvement have laid the foundation for the firing of blue and white porcelain.

The second is the cyan pigment process. With the introduction of Buddhist paintings and color pigment, ancient India brought cyan pigment and began to be used by the artist at the time. Later, it was transplanted from the silk paper to porcelain. Due to the different compositions of different cobalt ores, different cyan displays are formed.

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Then there is the decorative process. The shape of blue and white porcelain is different, and the best decoration method should be selected according to the shape state of blue and white porcelain, which is also an important way of artistic expression of blue and white porcelain.

The last is the firing process. The time and temperature of the semi-finished porcelain products in the kiln will affect the quality of the blue and white enamel. With the improvement of the level of firing technology, blue and white porcelain has also had a greater development.

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  1. Precious collection value

Blue and white porcelain vases have very high appreciation and collection value. They have always been loved by the people of the world. The historical value of blue and white porcelain is very high and originated from the Tang Dynasty. Although the blue and white porcelain in the Song Dynasty was produced, it still belongs to the initial stage, its development is slow. The blue-and-white porcelain in the Yuan Dynasty tended to be mature, and the blue-and-white porcelain in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province was the most exquisite. A certain amount of blue-and-white porcelain was handed down to the world, and it has become a collection of major museums in the world today and a sought-after item at various auctions.

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This is why blue and white porcelain vases are so popular. The blue-and-white porcelain vase is the product of the perfect combination of painting art and daily utensils. It has a clear and pure color effect. Although it is painted with a blue color, as long as the technique is handled properly, its artistic effect is often outstanding. The combination of white glaze and blue and white makes people feel fresh and bright, solemn and generous.

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