Pottery and Porcelain : China, a country with one of the most ancient civilizations in the world, has a time-honored history of producing pottery and porcelain. Pottery wares dating back more than 10,000 years have been discovered at Nanzhuangtou in Xushui County, Hebei Province, and shards of pottery dating back 11,000 years have been unearthed at the site known as the Immortal's Cave on Mount Huifeng, Lishui County, Jiangsu Province. Porcelain is one of China's most important ancient inventions.Printed on color art paper, the album with explanatory captions displays China's outstanding achievements in the production of pottery and porcelain. Chapters include "Pottery - A Bright Pearl of Remote Antiquity," "Porcelain - An Important Chinese Invention," "Development - Pottery and Porcelain of the Sui and Tang Dynasties," "Prosperity - Pottery and Porcelain of the Song and Yuan Dynasties," "Great Prosperity - Pottery and Porcelain of the Ming and Qing Dynasties."This book also features three special appendices on: "How to Distinguish Genuine Pottery and Porcelain from Reproductions," "A Map of Principle Kilns of Chinese Dynasties," and a "Chronological History of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain."