But a handful of fashions are so beautiful they transcend time and look as sensational in homes today as they did in homes hundreds of years ago. One of my favorites? Blue and white pottery. This trio of jars that stands on a table in my foyer steals the show because a group of similar objects massed together in a tight cluster packs a lot of punch. I recently pulled together this lovely display to fill the empty space above the secretary in my living room. Larger-scale blue and white pottery is an ideal choice for decorating high-up spaces, like on top of an armoire, because it is tall, beefy and bold enough to not get lost, yet sleek and simple enough to not appear cluttered.
Japanese pottery and porcelain
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Get inspired by this roundup of our favorite rooms decorated with this timeless color combination. Soothing gray-sage walls let white woodwork and blue accessories take center stage in this vacation home just minutes from the beach. Silvery blue slipcovers partner with beige ones in a visual symphony inspired by water and sand. A family room is elegantly appointed in ivory and navy blues in this bachelor pad remodel.
Blue and White Pottery Brings Timeless Beauty to Decor
The colour blue gained special significance in the history of Chinese ceramics during the Tang dynasty In the Yuan , Ming and Qing dynasties in particular, different types of cobalt ore and methods of application determined the distinctive feature of the shades of blue that appeared on blue-and-white porcelain ware. It is believed that cobalt ores had been widely exploited in West Asia for use as pigments since as early as B. In China, they were first used for glassmaking during the Warring States B.
Nanjing Museum. Under the Ming Emperors Chinese art blossomed, and large amounts of porcelain was exported to Europe, where scientists tried unsuccessfully to copy it. For more about traditional Chinese arts and crafts, see:.