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Chinese ceramics come in all shapes and sizes, as vases, plates, tea cups, to name a few. Tian Bo Yuan, located on Dongzhimen Wai Street, has a good selection of each. The exquisite porcelains and potteries there are from Jingdezhen, Longquan and Liling. These 3 cities are famous for their characteristic production of ceramics.
Everywhere you look there¡¯s something unique. A particular blue vase with protrusive yellow and purple patterns looked like a cloisonn¨¦. The potteries ¡°climbing flowers¡± were characterized by beautiful pictures depicted in details by needle. The vases with underglazed color are my favorite. They have lucid bodies with light colors. You can clearly see your images reflected on each.
Some potteries are great works of masters. A pottery featuring an old man with a tiger even won the gold medal at the Shanghai International Art Festival. A series of chinawares with red hue were appreciated by the leaders who attended 2006 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
Tian Bo Yuan also has some special paintings drew on the ceramic tiles. One is produced by a famous artist, Fan Zeng, in the 80's. Today, it's an art treasure for the unique technique.
Prices range from RMB 200 to RMB 3000.
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