Antique Porcelain Gallery

Would you like to view pictures of a few antique porcelain items in the antique porcelain gallery? No imperial ceramics or other expensive porcelain here! Just a few nice examples of export porcelain and other minyao (private kiln) ceramics of the Qing dynasty and early republic period.

Image Gallery of Qing Dynasty and Earlier Ceramics
(Opens in new window)


Above: Central image of early 19th century export porcelain plate




Galleries including more ancient items (7th~14th centuries)

Most white wares shown are from the Yuan to Tang dynasties. The celadon items shown here are mostly from the Ming to Yuan dynasties.
Before the Ming dynasty celadon wares were predominantly made in southern China, that is by kilns south of the Yangtse river. White wares were predominantly made in the north, during that time.

(some items may appear in both galleries)


Gallery I
    Gallery including some older pieces from the 7th~14th centuries

Gallery II    (Chinese, English) Includes both Qing/Ming and older items.


Porcelain pillows
  - In the Song dynasty, some 700+ years ago the use of  porcelain pillows were highly popular.

And yes, this is real (!) they were cool to sleep on in the summer heat. 



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