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Porcelain from Ruzhou is one of the five famous porcelains of China in the Song Dynasty. Ruzhou ( Linru County today), 80 kilometers from Luoyang, has been famous for porcelain since the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).

Using the glaze of the Yue Kiln of the lower reaches of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River and the technique of printing of the Ding Kilin, the porcelain ware is hard, smooth, fine, and multi colored. The most precious among the products is the one in blue. The products made after the model of ancient porcelain wares by the Linru Porcelain Factory sell well at home and abroad.

Bronze Ware from Luoyang
As early as the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century-771 B. C.), there were large bronze ware producers in Luoyang. At present, the researchers at the Luoyang Arts & Crafts Co. have developed new techniques for bronze ware production. The products made in Luoyang are varied and have beautiful shapes. The most representative works are A Horse Pedaling a Flying Swallow and The Rhinoceros. Theres products have been displayed in New York and San Francisco, and are the best seller at the Guangzhou Trade Fair.

Tri-Colored Glazed Pottery of the Tang Dynasty
Luoyang has been a production center for the tri-colored glazed pottery of the Tang Dynasty for 1,300 years. Such pottery ware is baked in red, green, and yellow colors of glaze.

Luoyang Palace Lanterns were developed in the Eastern Han Dynasty and became popular in the Tang Dynasty. They were first used in royal court only. The lanterns are made with high craftsmanship, and they have many kinds. The most commonly seen lanterns are white square, red gauze round lantern, hexagonal dragon-head lantern, and merry-go-round.

Jade Carvings
Nanyang has been famous for jade carving for more than 4,000 years. The raw material is the jade from Mt. Dushan, Nan yang. The annual output of jade is over 100 tons, leading the way in China.

Jun Porcelain made in Jundu, Yuzhou City was designed by Emperor Huizong of Song Dynasty as a tribute to the royal rourt.

Guan Porcelain made in Kaifeng was also a tribute to the royal court during the Northern Song Dynasty. The technique developed by the Kaifeng Research Institute in Ancient Porcelain combines the traditional and the modern. Guan porcelain is one of the five famous porcelains in China.

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