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Inscriptions of the Republic of China Period on Purple Clay Teapots

Xuantong next 2 years in Qing Dynasty, the Qing government hold the Southern Seas Industrial Association in Nanjing, the large scale and entire variety did promoted the effects for revitalization of industry. The Revolution of 1911 (the Chinese bourgeois democratic revolution led by Dr, Sun Yat-sen), which overthrew the Qing Dynasty, and the establishment of the republic of China. With the establishment, the pottery industry of Yixing came out lots of new potters, and the way of management wen into the manipulatory manufacture stage. The Republic of China Period next 2 years, Jiangsu Industry court cooperated to invest the two pottery stock companies in Shushan of Yixing named as Lingyong" and "Liyong". The Republic of China Period next 6 years, Jiangsu Industry court invested and opened "Pottery Industry Company of Jiangsu Province's in Shushan, the Yixing kilns started appear government enterprise.

On the other side, parts of potters also built studios in the villages without a building used as a factory, and their produced methods still continued follow as the management measures of manual mills. The big size potter Audios controlled the products. The quality of products inclined high, low, and general, with their names of products, such as "middle lion bair", "Yixing Zisha" square seal, or the pattern seal with the name of maker. If the works of factories, it would carved on the name of factory such as "made by Zhenhua Pottery Company' "made by National Pottery Factory, ect. Many exotic proprietor came to Yixing and ordered teapots at this time, then carved their own inscription such as "Yingkou Jintai", the used time was the early-Republic of China Period to the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression. Above these works, there was no lack of famous teapots.