Tea Set Culture: Seven Kiln Tea Sets in Tang Dynasty

Tea Set Culture: Seven Kiln Tea Sets in Tang DynastyYueyao Sanitary Ware

Yue Kiln is a famous kiln in Tang Dynasty. Shangyu, Zhangzishan, Linghu, Shanglin, and nearby Baiyang Lake in Cixi, Zhejiang are all typical kilns. We have carried out some processing in Shaoxing, Zhuji, Yinxian, Fenghua, Linhai, Huangyan and other places. The Yue kiln still maintained the style of the Southern Sui Dynasty in the early Tang Dynasty. Lu Yu believes that Yue kiln products are among the best in the Book of Tea.

Celadon bowl, 4.5 cm in height, 5 cm in diameter and 6 cm in bottom diameter, collected by Zhejiang Provincial Museum. Mouth wide, belly straight. A huge jade wall with round feet, scratching the bottom glaze, but the glaze is in the middle of the foot. It is an order shape. The entire heavy 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, feet like jade walls. The whole heavy celadon glaze is completely clean and smooth, and some lines are cracked.

Celadon-glazed sunflower bowl, height 4.8cm, diameter 3.7cm, bottom diameter 6.8cm, collected by the Ancient Palace Museum. The mouth is wide, sunflower-shaped, tapered downward, the feet are slightly wider, and the bottom of the sunflower margin is five elements, completely naturally filled with thick blue glaze, slightly emerald-like stone decoration, radiant.

The celadon-glazed tea sets from Yue Kiln began to play an increasingly important role in daily life, and bowls are the products we know best about funeral boats and the like. In the late Middle Tang Dynasty, the shapes of bowls were diversified. In the late Tang Dynasty, SEG was used in Guang 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 it is called “Yuezhou Kiln”. Lu Yu put this kind of boat on Shouzhou kiln and Hongzhou kiln.

A celadon-glazed bowl with a height of 8.1 cm, a diameter of 6.4 cm and a bottom diameter of 8.3 cm, collected by the Palace Museum. Small mouth wide, round lips, round belly low, round feet. Press five straight lines on the belly of the bowl with the instrument. The inside and outside are thick celadon glaze, the thin uneven celadon glaze is rough, and the glaze surface is decorated with ice cracks, which is a little rougher than the Yue kiln.

Xingzhou Kiln

According to geological survey and research, Xingzhou kiln is a famous kiln in the Tang Dynasty, located in the east of Taihang Mountain, near Qicun and Shuangjing Village. The nearby Neiqiu and Seven Villages are the most representative areas for fine ceramics and ceramics. The old state in this area belongs to Xingzhou, so it is called “Xingzhou Kiln”.

Whether rich or poor, the ceramics of Xingzhou kiln are famous for currency. Jiao Ran, who lived in the Tang Dynasty, described the white porcelain of Xingzhou kiln porcelain as follows: The white tea set is as clean as snow, with floating foam and the fragrance of nectar. He believes that if the white tea set is rich in green tea, the ceramics produced by the Xingyao are also called “en porcelain balls”. In the late 9th century, Xing kiln white porcelain and jade kiln celadon became a three-fold confrontation market in the history of Chinese ceramics.


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