Dehua Ceramics, Quanzhou
Dehua is one of the three largest ceramic cities of China. In the Song Dynasty, the products sold well in the overseas markets. The white porcelain fired in the Ming Dynasty is transparent all over the body like ivory, and therefore it is called “ivory white”. It is accredited as the products of the oriental art in Japan and Europe. The variety of Dehua porcelains includes: Jian white porcelain, Gao white porcelain, Pu white porcelain and newly developed gemstone yellow, Jian red porcelain, red Jade porcelain, white stoneware, violet sand earthenware, cracked glaze, silver glaze, all kinds of colored glaze, etc. The main products consist of three categories. They are fine ceramics of daily use, such as all styles of Chinese and western tableware, coffee set, tea set, wine set, stationery, etc, porcelain carving of all kinds of traditional humans and animals, and porcelains of artistic display, such as vase, flower basket, flower pot, lamps and lanterns. There are thousands of porcelains in all.
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