Tag Archives: porcelain

When companies change

I do not usually buy ceramics/pottery but recently I picked up a couple of pieces; one for ornamental use and the other for interest only. The ornamental one, now sits on a corner wash stand I have in our spare … Continue reading

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Wu Shuang Pu – heroes and heroines

I bought a teacup some time back. Not what westerners would call a teacup since it has no handle but a Chinese teacup. It has around the outside four images from a book created by #JinGuliang in 1694 called #WuShuangPu. … Continue reading

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A glimpse at the Victorian Parlour

Art is able to show us many things. Past, present and future representations are common in art. People and events are also often the focus of art. But when we look at someone’s home are we voyeurs or historians or … Continue reading

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Blue and White

#BlueandWhite is a combination of colours which has been possibly the most sought after for centuries. The wonderful artistry in using cobalt blue found in #Chineseporcelain has made it a collectible quantity from the 1300’s and even earlier. I came … Continue reading

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Chinese Rose Medallion

In the few pieces of porcelain I have collected there is a piece of #rosemedallion from China. It was most likely made around 1830 to 1840 for the European export market. The classic Rose Medallion decoration usually includes a number … Continue reading

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Qianlong Ch’ien-Lung

I recently came across, what I think are two very fine #Chinese vases. They are not very large, standing only 5 5/8″ (142mm) and 2 1/8″ (54mm) in diameter. Often, I see pieces which are, for me, poorly painted – … Continue reading

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Meissen Porcelain

This week, I came across a piece of what I believe to be #Meissen porcelain. It is a #tabatiere or #snuffbox. It measures out at 5″ by 3″ by 2″. I know that Meissen porcelain and its mark have been … Continue reading

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Dehua Porcelain

Dehua porcelain is a white porcelain produced at Dehua in the Fujian province of China. The western or European name for it is ‘Blanc de Chine’ (white from China). #Dehua porcelain has been produced from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) to … Continue reading

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Vincennes and Sevres Porcelain

The year 1738 saw the beginning of Vincennes Porcelain.  It was founded with the support of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour to compete with the manufacturers of Chantilly and Meissen porcelain.  It’s mission was to create works of art … Continue reading

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