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This was something of a compromise between the other types, and offered locations in the firing chamber with a range of firing conditions.

Many of the most important kiln workshops were owned by or reserved for the Emperor, and large quantities of ceramics were exported as diplomatic gifts or for trade from an early date.

The earliest Chinese pottery was earthenware, which continued in production for utilitarian uses throughout Chinese history, but was increasingly less used for fine wares.

Both could reliably produce the temperatures of up to 1300°C or more needed for porcelain.

Chinese ceramics range from construction materials such as bricks and tiles, to hand-built pottery vessels fired in bonfires or kilns, to the sophisticated Chinese porcelain wares made for the imperial court and for export.

Two main types of kiln were developed by about 200 AD and remained in use until modern times.

These are the dragon kiln of hilly southern China, usually fuelled by wood, long and thin and running up a slope, and the horseshoe-shaped mantou kiln of the north Chinese plains, smaller and more compact.

In the context of Chinese ceramics, the term porcelain lacks a universally accepted definition.