Tea Set Culture: Tea Sets Made by Seven Kilns in the Tang Dynasty

Tea Set Culture: Tea Sets Made by Seven Kilns in the Tang DynastyYueyao Sanitary Ware

The Yue Kiln was a famous kiln in the Tang Dynasty. Shangyu, Zhangzishan, Linghu, Shanglin in Cixi, Zhejiang, and nearby Baiyang Lake are all typical kilns. We have done some processing in Shaoxing, Zhuji, Yinxian, Fenghua, Linhai, Huangyan, etc. Yue kiln still maintained the style of the Southern and Sui Dynasties in the early Tang Dynasty. Lu Yu believed that Yue kiln products ranked first in the “Tea Classics”.

Celadon bowl, 4.5cm high, 5cm diameter, 6cm bottom diameter, collected by Zhejiang Provincial Museum. Wide mouth, straight belly. A huge jade wall with round feet, scraping the glaze at the bottom of the foot, but the glaze is in the center of the foot. It is an order shape. The entire thick celadon glaze is completely uniform, and the ice-cracked decorative part.

Celadon bowl, height 4.8cm, diameter 3.7cm, bottom diameter 6.8cm, collected by the Ancient Palace Museum. Wide mouth, round lips, round belly, and feet that look like jade walls. The entire thick celadon glaze is completely clean and smooth, with some lines cracked.

Celadon glaze facing sunflower bowl, height 4.8cm, diameter 3.7cm, bottom diameter 6.8cm, collected by the Ancient Palace Museum. Wide mouth, sunflower shape, converging downwards, with a little wide foot and five lines below the sunflower rim, completely naturally filled with a thick celadon glaze, somewhat emerald-like stone embellishment and bright.

The celadon-glazed tea set from Yue Kiln began to play an increasingly important role in daily life, and the bowl is the product we know the most about funeral boats and so on. In the late Middle Tang Dynasty, the shapes of bowls became diversified. In the late Tang Dynasty, seggar was used in Cantonese kilns, and the improvement of product quality was mainly due to this protection.

Yuezhou Kiln

Yuezhou kiln is a famous kiln in the Tang Dynasty in Xiangyin, Hunan. Xiangyin belongs to Yuezhou, so we call it “Yuezhou kiln”. Lu Yu put this kind of boat on top of Shouzhou kiln and Hongzhou kiln.

Green glazed bowl, 8.1cm high, 6.4cm diameter, 8.3cm bottom diameter, collected by the Ancient Palace Museum. Small wide mouth, round lips, round belly low, round feet. Press five straight lines with the instrument on the abdomen of the bowl. Inside and outside are thick celadon glaze, thin uneven green glaze is rude, ice crack decoration on the glaze, a little rougher than Yue kiln.

Xingzhou Kiln

According to geological exploration research, Xingzhou kiln is a famous kiln in Tang Dynasty in Neiqiu of Song Dynasty east of Taihang Mountain, near Qicun and Shuangjing Village. Neiqiu and Qicun nearby are the most representative areas of fine ceramics and ceramics. This area belongs to Xingzhou in the old state, so we call it “Xingzhou Kiln”.

Whether you are poor or rich, Xingzhou kiln’s ceramics are famous for general currency. Jiaoran people who lived in the Tang Dynasty described the white ceramics of Xingzhou kiln porcelain: the white tea set was as clean as snow, with floating foam and a smell like nectar. He believes that if the white tea set is rich in green tea, the ceramics produced in Xing kilns are also called “Nciqiu ceramics”. In the late 9th century, Xing kiln white porcelain and jade kiln celadon became the three-way confrontation market in the history of Chinese ceramics.

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