For nearly two thousand years of Porcelain history in china, black porcelain seems like the countless stars in the night sky. Even though it isn't the most eye-catching Porcelain and sometimes it can be forgotten, but it does exist and it's a part of the song of Chinese porcelain with other porcelain together. Black porcelain, also known as temmoku, is developed on the basis of celadon. Black porcelain has appeared since the Shang and Zhou dynasties, but it is rarely favored by people. People think highly of black porcelain until the song dynasty.
People liked fighting tea in the Song dynasty. In the tea fighting, the water mark needed to be checked and white water marks showed themselves clearly in the black Porcelain Tea Set, so black porcelain Tea Set was respected highly in the Song dynasty. Then, various kinds of black porcelain began to appear considerably. The black porcelain made by Hebei Ding Kiln had white fetal bone and black shiny glaze. The black porcelain made by Fujian Jian kiln is quite precious. Because the iron content is heavy and firing time is longer, so a large number of iron oxide crystals were produced from the glaze. The black crystal glaze such as free without lines, oil droplets and yohen were formed during the process of firing. The black porcelain such as Kyrgyzstan kiln tortoiseshell, wood leaf pattern, paper-cut decal made by Jiangxi Jizhou kiln and the black porcelain made by porcelain kilns in Henan, Shanxi and other places are also very unique.
The beauty of black porcelain is natural. It still has its own exclusive beauty although now it has faded out of many people's view.