Dating chinese ceramics
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Chinese pottery, also called Chinese ceramics, objects made of clay and hardened by heat: earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain, particularly those made in China.
By contrast with the Yangshao, the fully developed Longshan pottery is wheel-made and especially thinly potted.
The colors or color tones and the decoration/patterns on polychrome porcelain can provide valuable clues regarding authenticity. experience, I list here some essential points you must get accustomed to, with examples from the site's gallery.
Please also check the pages about porcelain age signs.
Judging the age as we would with other antiques doesn't work when it comes to porcelain. Tip: Novice collectors should not start their collecting experience with monochrome porcelain.
Many are surprised when they discover that their old-looking piece is only vintage or even new. Monochrome porcelain is more difficult to authenticate.
Its remains are widely distributed, in some sites lying directly over a Painted Pottery stratum, indicating that the Longshan culture replaced the Yangshao.