All our antique Chinese porcelain, Jingdezhen porcelain, Chinese pottery or other Asian art objects and publications will be shipped from our store in Malaysia. Every parcel we sent can be tracked online. We are Swedish maritime enthusiasts that spent the past 40 years researching Asia's maritime trade. Our findings lead to the discovery and excavation of ten Sung, Ming and Qing dynasty shipwrecks in the South China Sea.
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China Marks - A Comparison
What new collectors need to know about palettes, glazes, reign marks and more, plus why it pays to handle as many pieces as possible. A large and rare blue and white dish, Yongle period There is no quicker way to learn than to handle as many pieces as possible. Large numbers of Chinese ceramics are offered around the world at reputable auction houses, which, unlike museums, allow potential buyers to handle them, so make the most of the opportunity. This creates an understanding of the weight of a piece and the quality of the painting — of how a ceramic should feel in the hand.
Chinese Porcelain Marks
All of these imports were originally shipped by European explorers and trading companies, most notably East India Trading Co. Many other companies from several countries of Europe and the United States soon established their own commercial activities in that part of the world. As a result, Chinese Porcelain became widely marketed and spread quickly, first with the affluent social classes and then to most other people that could afford them. In the beginning, the vast majority of these items were of utilitarian nature such as teapots , jars and dinnerware or tableware, many of which in the style of the now famous Blue Willow.
Crafted from precious materials like jade and ivory or created out of common terracotta clay or fine porcelain, antique oriental figurines bring a unique and exotic beauty to any collection. Although identifying and appraising the value of these works of art can be a challenge, with a little research, you can find out whether you have a true treasure or simply a beautiful decorative piece. Either way, collecting this type of cultural artwork makes a fun hobby.