Story of Blue Willow by kinda.conger : The old poem: Two birds flying high, A Chinese vessel, sailing by. A bridge with three men, sometimes four, A willow tree, hanging o'er. A Chinese temple, there it stands, Built upon the river sands. An apple tree, with apples on, A crooked fence to end my song.
What kinds of designs have you seen on dinner plates, teapots, and vases? Porcelain is just one of many Chinese inventions. 1. Many items we use everyday were invented in China centuries ago. Find out how porcelain has been made for more than 2000 years. You will find that it traditionally is decorated with blue and white designs of bridges, tea houses, boats, and willow trees.
Blue and white meiping vase, Ming dynasty, China, 2nd half of 15th century.
Blue and white meiping vase, Ming dynasty, China, 2nd half of 15th century. A blue and white meiping vase decorated in the so-called 'windswept' style. The main decoration is of two scholars meeting in a landscape, their attendants on the reverse, one carrying a qin, the other a dragon-headed staff. The two groups are separated by pine and willow trees. The reverse shows a house entrance and swirling cloud, the landscape with clouds at the border, two further borders round the neck, the…