The depiction of the Song Dynasty (960–1279) five great kilns was widely reported as a result of Song ceramic wares gaining fame among Chinese and foreign collectors. Song Dynasty ceramic ware making and art became mature during this period. It was the pinnacle of Chinese ceramic art, brought about by its prominent monochromatic glaze features and its elegant tone.
Sancai, or "Three-Color" is a term generally used to refer to multicolored or poly-chrome lead glazed earthen wear. Even though the "Three" is in the name, it does not indicate it's exactly three colors, but better understood to be more than two, or many.
In order to authenticate ceramics, we can use styles, temperature glaze, patterns, understanding the historical contexts and cultural background. To authenticate a single type is complicated enough, as even the same kiln mouths across different dynasties is also different. Therefore, to differentiate the real from the imitation, there must be a quick way to do it.
This pair of Yuan Blue-white porcelain, perhaps you may know its story, origin and even legend, but it is more likely most people don't. What is its significance? Where is it now? Why is it there? The story of this ceramic begins with a foreigner.
Because of the peace and prosperity during the Emperor Chenghua's reign, manufacturing of ceramics had a revival after the stagnation in the three former reigns.Chenghua Chinese Porcelain feel different from its Ming counterparts.