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What is Blue and White Porcelain?
Blue-and-White porcelain is a kind of porcelain with white background and blue flowers, it is an underglaze color porcelain heated in high-temperature. It is designed on clean white clay, and then covered with a layer of transparent glaze and baked in the kiln at high temperature.
As a simple and exquisite decorating technique, it is often referred to as “Blue-and-White”. It is not only one of the most influential artworks before industrialization but also regarded as the representative of the Chinese aesthetic concept and Chinese culture, which has extremely high artistic value.
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The Culture and History of Blue-and-White Porcelain
Blue-and-white porcelain originated from China and went around the world. In China, blue-and-white porcelain has a long history and culture which originated in the Tang dynasty of China, and the prosperity mainly occurred in the Yuan, Ming, Qing dynasties.
Since the birthplace of blue-and-white porcelain is China, no wonder it is a kind of porcelain variety that has fully oriental ethnic customs and fit Chinese psychological aesthetic.
Experts and scholars often regard “Yuan” blue-and-white porcelain (here, Yuan means one of a dynasty of ancient China) and the Qing dynasty blue-and-white porcelain during Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong periods as the best among all the blue-and-white porcelain.
And then, it is fairly popular to use blue- and- white porcelain. People all like the simple and elegant color of blue-and-white, whether they are the household utensils used in daily life by ordinary people or the decorations used to display their identity and status by officials. Whatever the reasons, in all ages, the color and pattern of blue-and-white porcelain are loved by people.
How the patterns of porcelain changed over time?
The patterns of blue-and-white are principally the daily flowers and scenes of life.
In the Yuan Dynasty of China, the formula of blue-and-white porcelain changed, namely, the ceramic decorations began to be rich. There were characters, animals, and plants, and some scenes from poems were depicted as well. Then, the craftsmanship became more exquisite.
In the Ming Dynasty, the development of blue-and-white porcelain was gradually pushed to the peak. And the shape of the vase was more abundant, steady. The popularity of porcelain had expanded, even began to sold to overseas.
At the time of the Qing Dynasty, the development of the blue-and-white porcelain reached the highest peak in the Kangxi period.
The pattern of blue-and-white porcelain is characterized by a fresh, elegant, dignified and noble temperament, which illustrates the long history and culture of China. All of those make the blue-and-white porcelain more attractive and fantastic. It is the cultural treasure of the Chinese.
Integrated The Patterns of Blue-and-White Porcelain into the Design of Bracelets
Nowadays, blue-and-white porcelain is not only a symbol of traditional culture but also a popular decoration which widely loved by people for its plain color and fresh patterns. And this time, these custom made wristbands which integrate with blue-and-white porcelain element are fresh, refined and pleasing to the eye. Although one is a bracelet and the other is porcelain, which is made in different ways, but the beauty of art is interlinked.
The background color of these custom made wristbands are white, the bracelets are engraved with blue-and-white porcelain patterns, then filled with blue color. As a result, blue-and-white porcelain wristbands come out.
Simple and plain blue-and-white tone creates unsophisticated, natural and fascinating blue-and-white artworks, and makes them covered with thick Chinese cultural deposits and full of traditional artistic flavor. Till now, to a certain degree, blue-and-white porcelain emblazonry perfectly gets the unification in form and content.
Blue-and-White Porcelain Patterns Used in Other Fields
Except for these Blue-and-White Porcelain Wristbands, there are many other designs in life often used blue-and-white elements. They are used not only for its artistic value but also for the love of traditional culture underneath the fresh and elegant appearance.
Through the preliminary understanding of blue-and-white porcelain, we learn whether the blue-and-white porcelain art, bracelets design or others are, both are a form of artistic expression, they are interlinked. The art of blue-and-white porcelain patterns has not only witnessed the development of Chinese civilization but also left abundant cultural treasure to the world.
What’s more, we know that the most ordinary elements in life can form an excellent artistic work. The most important is that art has no national boundaries and any elements can be the innovation point of design with the wonderful and fantastic visual sense.