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The technique of glazed color has over 2000 years of history. In ancient China, precious glazed products were considered mysterious and could bring people luck. And usually only emperors and the royal families had them.
Bai Yi De Kun, a shop in Bai Gong Fang Handicraft Museum features various colored glaze articles all made by hand. Inside, I found vases, necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories. Each one was a great wonder. I was amazed at the fabulous colors, which looked like colorful liquid flowing inside a translucent body.
The owner told me that producing each piece was very complicated. It needed to be smelted by raging fire at 1400 degrees. And then put through 50 steps during production. The different colors results from the use of different metal elements. For example, cobalt produces green, while gold produces red.
I especially liked one red colored glaze item where nine dragons played with a ball. Another one called the ¡°Sun Rising From the Sea¡± was also appealing.
Prices varied from RMB 100 to RMB 20,000 depending on the different styles and sizes.
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