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The world, to a great extent, is coming to know China through the chinaware it produced, and the country`s porcelain was virtually used as a yardstick in evaluating Chinese civilization. Without the invention and development of fine porcelain, China`s history would have been decidedly different.
The 1,000-year-old Ruyao kiln was largely discovered in Qingliangsi village of Baofeng County, the largest celadon production site during the Song Dynasty(960-1279). The discovery provided strong evidence on the official rank of the Ruyao kiln. Throughout China's history, celadon pieces made at Ruyao kiln were sent as tribute to the imperial court.
The Northern Song Dynasty rulers, considering the white porcelain vessels of Dingzhou unsuitable for use because of their rough mouth-rims, sent personnel to establish kilns in Ruzhou to manufacture celadon. In the eyes of the people of the Song Dynasty, the celadon of Ru ware ranked first in quality among all northern celadon ware.
The Ru kilns supported the vessels with studs (thin pieces of material used for supporting objects) during firing so that their mouth-rims and even their foot-rims were entirely covered with a layer of smooth vitreous (glasslike) glaze. Ru ware porcelain had a thick lustrous green glaze with a sapphire-like blue tinge. The vessels had fine crackles (decoration patterns of very small surface cracks) over the entire surface, very unique.
Ru Kiln had been listed on the top five famouse Chinese kilns (Ru, Jun, Guan, Ge, Ding) in Song dynasty which had been praised as `the ringleader of celadon`. Ru kiln is in the first position among all porcelain with exquisite base, stiff structure and glossy glaze color. Starting from Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasty, Ru kiln has been used in royal court and kept as treasure. The firing techniques of Ru kiln are very complicated. The base is made with more than 10 kinds of mines after being shattered. It is being filtered by tambours of 80 meshes and 120 meshes, sucked all the irons by magneticte and tagged into slop, the slop is then being put into mold. After being dried throughly, the base has to be polished three times to make it smooth. After that, the product is to be fired at the temperature of 800°C for 10 hours and polished for two times again. The worker will put glaze on the base and fire it for another 13 hours. There are 18 steps to make a finished product. The key procedure of firing is the oxidation reduction under 1260°C which get rid of oxygen atom from silicate. The rate of finished product is just 17%, as for the excellent products, there are even fewer.
Ru kiln ware is soft and smooth. When using it, you can use a tea pot brush to moisten the surface by tea liquor. You may ten appreciate the changing of veins. The Ru kiln ware shall not be kept without being used for long time. You can only fell its soul while using.
Description: Ru Kiln Celadon Tea cup
Type: Ru Kiln
Colour: sky blue
Size: Max.Diameter 7cm; Height 2.9cm
Origin: Bao Feng County, Henan Province, China
Grade: top quality
Delivery: free shipping, by China Post Air Parcel.
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The picture below is the pictures of other styles of celadon tea cups:
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