Tri colored glazed pottery of the Tang Dynasty is a kind of pottery popular in the Tang Dynasty of China. It takes yellow, brown and green as the basic colors. “Tri colored glazed pottery” means a variety of colors, not specific colors.
Tang Sancai represents the highest technology of ancient Chinese porcelain and has been very popular in the Tang Dynasty, but at that time, foreigners could not make porcelain, so Tang Sancai’s ceramics amazed foreigners, so Tang Sancai refers to which three colors? Let’s find out together.
Tang Sancai is a kind of multi-color low-temperature glazed pottery. It uses fine white clay as the tire and lead-containing oxide as the co-solvent. The purpose is to reduce the melting temperature of the glaze.
In the firing process, metal oxides containing copper, iron, cobalt and other elements are used as colorants to melt into the lead glaze to form the glaze colors of yellow, green, blue, white, purple, brown and other colors. However, many artifacts are mainly yellow, green, white, and even some artifacts have only one or two of the above colors, which are collectively referred to as “Tang Tri color”.
It is mainly the color glaze painted on the clay billet, the chemical changes in the drying process, the color glaze shade changes, mutual infiltration, mottled, natural color coordination, smooth pattern, is a traditional handicraft with a unique Chinese style.
Tri-colored glazed pottery of the Tang Dynasty shows its magnificent artistic charm in the mutual glow of colors. Tang Tri-colored porcelain was used for burial, as a burial device, because of its brittle birthmaterial, poor waterproof performance, and far less practical than the celadon and white porcelain already available at that time.
Tang Sancai is the essence of Tang Dynasty pottery, reaching its peak in the early Tang Dynasty and the prosperous Tang Dynasty. After the Anshi Rebellion, with the gradual weakening of the Tang Dynasty and the rapid development of porcelain, the production of three-color ware gradually declined. Later, “Liao Sancai” and “Golden Sancai” were produced, but they are far inferior to Tang Sancai in terms of quantity, quality and artistry.