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Sunday, 17 February 2019

X-Ray “Gun” Identifies A Shipwreck’s 800-Year-Old Knockoff Ceramics


While you can take a ceramic out of a kiln site, you can’t take a kiln site out of a ceramic. Not surprised that the highest-caliber porcelains tended to hail from Jingdezhen, which also happens to be home of the OG qingbai porcelain.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/x-ray-gun-identifies-a-shipwrecks-800-year-old-knockoff-ceramics/

Sunday, 3 February 2019

China Focus: Revival of Porcelain Capital



Sounds like exciting times ahead for Jingdezhen! Looking forward to seeing the new changes when I revisit :p


http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/13/c_137739979.htm

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Reflections of Life In Ancient Times


'Reflections of Life in Ancient Times' - an easy and interesting read about the history and various roles of bronze mirrors in Chinese history.


https://www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/1807289481/

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Demystifying Chinese Reign Marks — Everything You Need to Know to Get Started



Reign marks are by no means an indicator of the age of a particular porcelain piece. However, identifying these reign marks can definitely help us pinpoint when such a piece was FIRST made. I hope you find the article (in the link below) useful. 


https://www.christies.com/features/Reign-marks-on-Chinese-ceramics-An-expert-guide-8248-1.aspx

Sunday, 6 January 2019

The Art of Clay Teapots



I thought I'd share this informative article on Chinese clay teapots titled 'The Art of Clay Teapots' (in link below). Looking forward to learning more about tea & teapots via our future tea tasting sessions:) Stay tuned for updates!


https://www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/1808110264/