Guizhou discovers first porcelain kiln

2010-01-14 11:04 BJT


An old kiln and a large amount of porcelain fragments have been found at an archaeological excavation in Southwest China's Guizhou Province. It marks the area's first ceramic kiln discovery of this type.

The more than 3,000 whole porcelain pieces and fragments date back to the Yuan Dynasty, some 700 years ago.

An old kiln and a large amount of porcelain fragments have been found at an archaeological excavation in Southwest China's Guizhou Province.
An old kiln and a large amount of porcelain fragments have been found at an 
archaeological excavation in Southwest China's Guizhou Province.

Most of the artifacts are celadon ware. The techniques, shapes, glaze, and adornment of the relics were apparently influenced by the kilns of the earlier Song era.

The recent unearthing provides an array of new materials for ancient Chinese porcelain research.

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