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White porcelain Ding exhibited at Expo

08-03-2010 09:03 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

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There is a traditional Chinese vessel called a Ding that symbolizes rituals and power.

At the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, a unique Ding is being exhibited at the Fujian Pavilion. But unlike others that are usually made of bronze, this tripod is a pure masterpiece of Chinese white porcelain.

Dehua, the area along the southeastern Fujian coast was traditionally one of the main ceramic exporting centers. Dehua porcelain is famous for its glaze traditionally referred to as "ivory white" or "milk white."

To have the perfect exhibit at the World Expo, it took 30 craftsmen from Dehua 29 months to finish the porcelain Ding.

At the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, a unique Ding is being exhibited at the Fujian Pavilion.
At the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, a unique Ding is being
exhibited at the Fujian Pavilion.

On the body of the vessel, the potters have sculpted ancient totems like dragons and tigers, as well as Haibao, the Expo mascot. Hand-made plum blossoms, peony, and other flowers are blooming inside.

Every ruffled petal is a testament to the skill of the craftsmen.

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Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CCTV.com

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