Collector’s Notes: Blue and White Chinese Porcelain

The Peacock Room, Smithsonian

An overview of blue and white Chinese porcelain for the budding collector that delves into the history and how to authenticate antique porcelains. Think you’ve got a consuming passion for decorating with blue and white Chinese porcelain? Take a look at these obsessive displays! Don’t be confused by the perspective. You are looking up in…

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Rose Medallion 101: Building a Collection

Flat lay image of various Famille Rose porcelains from the Chinese export market, featuring Rose Medallion

A Collector’s guide to understanding and buying Rose Medallion. What makes Rose Medallion so appealing? Is it the darling details? The whimsical flora and fauna? The curious figures strolling about in gardens? Or perhaps the vibrant play of colors? No doubt the appeal is a combination of all of these characteristics, and really it is…

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