Yuan Dynasty Ceramics

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       The Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368) was a transitional age in the developmental history of China's porcelain. During this period, Jingdezhen (Ching-te-chen, 景德鎮) in Jiangxi Province became the center of porcelain production for the entire empire. Most representative of Yuan Dynasty porcelain are the underglaze blue and underglaze red wares, whose designs painted beneath the glaze in cobalt blue or copper red, replaced the more sedate monochromes of the Song Dynasty. At the same time, from the standpoint of the shape of the objects, Yuan Dynasty porcelains became thick, heavy, and characterized by great size, transforming the refinement of Song Dynasty shapes.