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    It was a big event in the Eastern Han Dynasty and a landmark of the prosperity of Zhejiang's economy and culture that the celadon appeared. According to the relevant archeological materials, the earliest porcelain wares of the country were excavated from the sites in Shangyu, Yuyao, Ningbo, Yongjia and Cixi of Zhejiang Province. The testing showed that the porcelains excavated from Shangyu Xiaoxiantan Kiln site of Eastern Han Dynasty had met with the standard for the mature porcelains. There were a lot of common points in shapes and decorations between the porcelains of the Eastern Han Dynasty and the primitive porcelains. For example, both of them were decorated with flax, net, fir leave, triangle or pane veins. The Double-Stringed Celadon Bell was the representative porcelain ware of the Eastern Han Dynasty that was made with fine and standard craft and pure in the ceramic glaze. The Black Glazed Candleholder In A Bear' Shape of the late Eastern Han Dynasty was very unique in conception and combined skills of sculpture, line engraving and paste to display a cute bear squatted with his legs across.
    The bronze mirror manufacturing had been highly developed in Eastern Han Dynasty and made Huiji County its center. The mirrors were very elegant in shape and delicate in pattern. Among the various kinds of mirrors, the chariot mirrors, the immortal figured mirrors and history-illustrated mirrors were the most common while the mysterious beast mirrors and dragon-and tiger-mirrors revealed mysterious religious senses. The Immortal on the Chariot Mirror was decorated with Jade Emperor's Queen dancing in her long-sleeved shirts and the Figure Mirror of Wu & Yue Kingdom had XiShi's story illustrated on it. Both were of high artistic value.


The Celadon Figure-Piled Jars with Performers ->
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