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Writers On Oriental Art
In 1171 we first find any distinct mention of porcelain out of China. In that year Saladin sent to Nur-ed-din as presents, forty pieces of Chinese porcelain.
More Pottery And Porcelain - Chinese
The ancient chronicles of China cite the Emperor Hoang-ti as the inventor of pottery, and date his reign from 2698 B.C. During this reign there is mention of an Intendant of Potteries named Ning-fong-tse.
Chinese Marks On Porcelain
The Chinese use two distinct kinds of marks on their porcelain. The one, the Chinese name of the reigning emperor. The other, individual marks, such as the name of the producer or the factory, the destination of the object, or some figure or outline in color or enamel.
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