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Black ceramics: Somber glazes that draw serious gazes

Updated: 2020-10-14 13:46:35

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Black glazed dragon-head-spout water dropper, Yaozhou ware, Tang Dynasty. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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Located in Yonghe township, Ji’an city, Jiangxi province, the Jizhou Kiln is a historical folk kiln complex in the middle reaches of the Ganjiang River. Black glazed ceramics are the most famous items produced by this kiln. Using iron oxide as the major colorant, the glazes appear in multiple dark colors, including pure black, light brown and dark brown.

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