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Material evolution of wine bottles
Feb 27, 2019

For thousands of years, the material of the wine bottle has been constantly changing, mainly based on the current production process and technology. In ancient times, it was mainly a natural container formed by nature in the fields of bamboo, wood, alfalfa, husk and animal horns; from the Neolithic Age to the Xia Dynasty, pottery was the mainstream, and a small amount of bronze and lacquerware were present; During the period, with the popularity of bronzes, copper wines occupied a dominant position, pottery relegated to the "second line"; in the Qin and Han dynasties, lacquer wares appeared, and jade wines appeared; from the Wei and Jin Dynasties to the Tang, Song, Ming and Qing Dynasties, porcelain wines have been sitting firmly The throne, wine and ceramics are the "national quintessence" worthy of a book in China. The combination of the two adds to the infinite cultural heritage and heavy historical feelings. During this period, there were also many valuable wines of gold, silver and jade. Since the Republic of China, China has been playing the leading role in glass bottles, and a large number of ceramic bottles have been used (there are many bottles using Jingdezhen Porcelain, Yixing Zisha and well-known kiln). There are also a small number of bottles made of aluminum, galvanized iron, plastic, stainless steel, artificial crystal, bamboo, wood, enamel and special paper. Throughout the evolution of Chinese wineware, the dominant material order is roughly: natural materials - pottery - bronze - lacquer - porcelain - glass.

The material of the bottle is more and more diversified, including gold plating, copper plating, iron, tin, stainless steel, pottery, purple sand, porcelain, wood, bamboo, glass, horn, bakelite and so on. Bottles of various materials show their own characteristics and style. Some are gorgeous and precious, some are generous and have a light body. Such as a gold-plated seven-layer pagoda bottle. Copper-plated Guizhou Laojiao cannon bottle. In Guizhou, Guangxi uses various local specialty resources, horns and bamboo, to make a variety of special wine bottles. Eighteen strange in Yunnan, the pipe is popular when the pipe is sold as a pipe.

Common wine bottles are ceramic bottles, glass bottles, plastic bottles, etc., among which ceramic bottles are particularly popular.