Chinese blue and white porcelain was a unique contribution to the history of ceramic technology.
Throughout its development from the beginning of the fourteen century, because of its technical originality and artistic brilliance, it has continued to captivate and inspire the entire world. This richly illustrated book traces the history and evolution of blue and white in China, first during the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), when the Mongols environment in which blue and white could travel swiftly as far as the Mediterranean. In the fifteenth century the Chinese become enamoured of their own product, but at the same time the Ming potters were susceptible to ideas and influences from the Islamic period of the Portuguese, Dutch and British expansion they responded to other commercial and aesthetic pressures.
Published by British Museum Press, 2000
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