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Song dynasty (960-1279)
The Song dynasty (960-1279) is seen by many as the high point of Chinese ceramic art. The achievements were astounding and still appeal to modern taste due to its focus on shape and the tactile experiences of the glaze. The most common glaze was the bluish white Qingbai. There were many kilns active in the South of China during the Song and Yuan dynasty that produced this highly esteemed wares that were the immediate predecessors of the underglaze blue and white. The best and most well-known was the Hutian kilns situated just outside the city of Jingdezhen were the Chinese Imperial porcelain kilns later were to be established, in 1368.
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