The Chinese developed moveable type around 1040 AD during the Northern Song Dynasty by the inventor Bi Sheng. Moveable type was essentially dies which were inked and pressed onto parchment of some kind (eg... silk or paper). This invention was developed a full 400 years before Johan Gutenberg invented the printing press. Ru ware is the most sought after Chinese porcelain as it was so well glazed that Chinese writers of antiquity would write prose and poetry about it. Only 73 pieces exist in the ...
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