Tang tri-colored Pottery

Tang tri-colored pottery can be taken as a symbol of the prosperous Tang Dynasty. This work is famous for its bright colors, lively figures as well as its sophisticated technology. The tri-colored pottery first appeared during the Tang Dynasty, and the colors were usually of yellow, green and blue.

The images of this colorful pottery can be classified into several categories. The first type is the figures of people which mainly depict imperial maids. The figures of animals take the largest proportion of the unearthed Tang tri-colored potteries. Another type is household and everyday utensils, such as plates, bowls, kettles, bottles, and so on and so forth. As the capital of Tang Dynasty, Xian is the hometown to this treasure.
 

History

As the capital of Tang Dynasty, Xian is the hometown to this treasure. The Tang dynasty is the heyday of Chinese feudal society, economic prosperity, blooming cultural art, Tang Tri-colored Pottery is a painted pottery handicrafts produced during this period, famous with vivid modeling, color and luster and gorgeous and rich life breath.

Tang tri-colored Pottery
Tang Tri-Colored Pottery
 

Features

• Sculpt modeling
Tang Tri-colored Pottery modeling is rich and colorful, generally can be divided into animals, living utensils and figure three types, and especially in the majority with animals. (The images of this colorful pottery can be classified into several categories. The first type is the figures of people which mainly depict imperial maids. The figures of animals take the largest proportion of the unearthed Tang tri-colored potteries. Another type is household and everyday utensils, such as plates, bowls, kettles, bottles, and so on and so forth.)

• Glazing Color
Another characteristic of Tang Tri-colored Pottery is glaze color. As a utensil using red, green and white three kinds of glaze color at the same time, this is the first method in the Tang dynasty, but craftsmen cleverly used of glazing method to arrange red, green and white three colors into stagger pattern. And then after high temperature fired, glazed and poured melt flow, when took out of the kiln, three-color becomes a lot of color, it has a primary color, double color, what can see is a variety of color, it is the characteristic of Tang Tri-colored Pottery.
Tang tri-colored Pottery
Tang Tri-Colored Pottery

• Art
With the progress of the society, copy and imitation technology unceasingly enhanced and the variety of Tang Tri-colored Pottery become more and more. Luoyang people developed plane Tang Tri-colored Pottery on the basis of traditional Tang Tri-colored Pottery modeling, they will also develop more and better works of Tang Tri-colored Pottery on the basis of this.

Tang Tri-colored Pottery as traditional cultural products and crafts, not only in the history of China's pottery and art history has certain status, and it have played an important role in the Chinese and foreign cultural exchanges.