14TH Century Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), blue and white pottery

Further information: Jingdezhen ware

The true development of blue and white ware in China started with the first half of the 14th century, when it progressively replaced the century-long tradition of bluish-white ware, or Qingbai. The main production center was in JingdezhenJiangxi Province.

Blue and white ware also began making its appareance in Japan, where it was known as sometsuke. Various forms and decorations were highly influenced by China, but later developed its own forms and styles.

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