Cheng, L (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100039, Peoples R China.
The major and trace elements in the bodies and glazes of ancient colored glazes were determined by Synchrotron Radiation X-ray Fluorescence (SRXRF). The ancient colored glazes were unearthed from the stratums of Song, Yuan, Ming, Early Qing and Late Qing dynasty in Shanxi province. Multivariable statistical analysis of the experimental data were carried out by SPSS software. The result indicate the chemical compositions in the bodies are stable in samples from Song to Early Qing dynasty, but have distinctly difference from that of Late Qing dynasty. Those results are consistent with the conclusion by INAA method. The primary colored elements are Fe, Cu and Co for these samples. The colors variety of glazes are due to the change of those three elements concentrations.