The Porcelain wine set in ancient times of china was quite huge due to the variety of the wine. At that time, people always drank yellow wine, which contained low alcohol and needed heating. Thus, it was easy to drink more. Up to the Eastern Han Dynasty, Porcelain appeared. Comparing with pottery, porcelain wine set is better at not only brewing, containing, but also drinking.
In Tang dynasty, Chinese liquor was quite popular. Levels of alcohol in Chinese liquor was stronger than yellow wine, thus reducing drinking consumption. The size of wine set was changed therefore. Wine set became smaller and more exquisite. Tricolor-glazed pottery of the Tang dynasty was the representative wine set at that time, which had elegant and colorful appearance.
song dynasty is the golden age of producing porcelain and there were many beautiful wine sets at that time. People in Song dynasty liked to heat the yellow wine before drinking. So they invented ancient flagon and bowl for drinking. Containing with yellow wine, flagon was used to put in the bowl with hot water heating the yellow wine.
Ming dynasty and Qing dynasty are the golden ages of porcelain wine set. In Ming dynasty, blue and white wine set, clashing color wine set and altar red wine set are the most representative wine sets. In Qing dynasty, enamel wine set, plain tricolor wine set, blue and white exquisite porcelain wine set and various imitation porcelain wine sets are the representatives. One of the most popular one is the hand painting powder enamel wine set from Jingdezhen with thin base and transparent glaze, which can present the color of the wine clearly. Therefore, wine set is nor only used for drinking, but also for appreciating.
The features of various shape, fineness and smoothness, bright color of porcelain wine set make it always the the first choice for people since the ancient times.