「白如玉，明如鏡，薄如紙，聲如磬」 "As white as jade, as bright as a mirror, as thin as paper, with a sound as clear as a bell"
For over 2,000 years, Jingdezhen was known as "the porcelain capital" of the world. It has been considered to be China’s most important center for porcelain production. Ceramics were produced here as far back as the Han dynasty (206-220BC). The imperial porcelain was so exquisite that it was described as being "as white as jade, as bright as a mirror, as thin as paper, with a sound as clear as a bell". The most famous types of porcelain from Jingdezhen have been successively Qingbai ware in the Song and Yuan dynasties, blue and white porcelain from the 1330s, and the "famille-rose", color-glazed porcelain and other "famille" colours under the Qing dynasty.