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Porcelain Sculptures Reproductions

Our porcelain sculptures are made by a master craftsman with great experience. Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating raw materials, generally including clay in the form of kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between 1,200 C (2,192 F) and 1,400 C (2,552 F). The toughness, strength, and translucence of porcelain arise mainly from the formation of glass and the mineral mullite within the fired body at these high temperatures. Porcelain is generally believed to have originated in China. Although proto-porcelain wares exist dating from the Shang Dynasty about 1600 BCE, by the Eastern Han Dynasty (100-200 BC) high firing glazed ceramic wares had developed into porcelain, and porcelain manufactured during the Tang Dynasty period (618906) was exported to the Islamic world, where it was highly prized. Early porcelain of this type includes the tri-color glazed porcelain, or sancai wares. True porcelain items in the restrictive sense that we know them today could be found in dynasties after the Tang, during the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. By the Sui (about 580 AD) and Tang (about 620 AD) dynasties, porcelain had become widely produced. By the 17th century, it was being exported to Europe.

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