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Sancai


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Sancai

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Refers to the style of porcelain made in China during the T'ang dynasty (618-906 BCE), characterized by streaks and spots of three colors, typically dark blue, turquoise and aubergine. The term also refers to pottery made during the Ming and Ching dynasties (1368-1912), made with the same three colors, but separated by clay ridges outlining the pattern.

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San-ts'ai

ware, three-color

San ts'ai

three-color ware

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