About Procelain from the Yuan to the Qing Dynasties
In the Yuan Dynasty(元朝Yuán cháo), Jingdezhen(景德镇Jǐngdézhèn) already had ability to mass-produce fine blue and white porcelain(ceramic ware made of a more or less translucent ceramic). Then during the Ming and Qing dynasties, many new types of wares were created. High quality porcelain with elegant shapes made Jingdezhen known as "the Capital of Porcelain". Ceramics-manufacturing crafts reached its zenith in the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Tremendous varieties of vessel shapes, lustrous glaze colors and wonderful decoration designs of that period were conformative evidence. Famous brands included white Dehua wares from Fujian Province, Yixing Zisha(boccaro) wares from Jiangsu Province, and white Zhangzhou wares from Fujian Province. In the north, two important mass-produced wares were Fahua pottery from Shaanxi Province and Cizhou Kiln porcelain from Hebei Province.