Videos about JingDeZhen, China

JingDeZhen 景德镇 : Why porcelain is commonly known as China

JingDeZhen, in JiangXi province, is known as the Porcelain Capital' because it has been producing pottery for over 1,700 years.

JingDeZhen is close to the best quality deposits of petuntse, or porcelain stone, in China, as well as being surrounded by forests, mostly of pine, providing wood for the kilns. It also has river connections flowing both north and south, facilitating transport of the fragile wares.

Its best-known high quality porcelain wares have been QingBai in the Song and Yuan dynasties, blue and white porcelain from the 1330s, and the 'famille rose# (and other 'famille' colors) during the Qing dynasty.

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Pottery making in JingDeZhen

Famous for the much-prized blue and white porcelain of the Yuan and Ming dynasties, the city of JingDeZhen in JiangXi province is still active in this art ...

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Chinese porcelain making in JingDeZhen, JiangXi province

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These films by CCTV's Travelogue explore the ancient city of JingDeZhen and its association with the much prized porcelain of the Ming dynasty.


NOTE : These videos are currently unavailable, so we have this film of a master-thrower making a large pot on a traditional wheel, as a temporary stand-in.


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