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This Discussion Board was created to continue the tradition of scholarly generosity set by many experts of Antique Chinese and Japanese, pottery and porcelain. The ambition was to create a meeting place where collectors and specialists alike could combine our various expertise in our own different areas of specialization. Together, we would know more then any individual alone, and have quite some fun in the process. With the help of many thousand contributing members this Discussion Board has now grown into a large and much appreciated collector's resource. In our archive we now have upwards of a quarter of a million messages and about the same number of reference pottery and porcelain photos, why the best way to start a quest for information is always to use our Search link (top right), before posting a question to the Board. Since all user data are kept confidential and advertising is not even allowed, we depend on a modest membership fee to keep this forum on-line. Voluntary donations towards an optional listing as a [ Sponsor ] is also appreciated. For more info on the dos and don'ts on this Board, please read our [ Board Rules and Policies ]. To sign up or renew your [ Membership ], click here.

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Hall of Supreme Harmony
Board Rules - Policies, Participation and Privacy
Summary: 1. Ask when you need, 2. Help when you can, 3. No business/no commercial posts.
0 1 09-11-03  11:30 am Jan-Erik Nilsson
FAQ - How to Post and Participate
FAQ on practical issues. See also the " Help/Instructions" link at the bottom of all pages.

233 22 07-21-17  12:28 am Hans Slager
The Sportsman's Bar [ Today's posts ]
Off Topic Trade News and Friendly Chit-chat [90 days archive]
News and friendly chit-chat that doesn't fit anywhere else. Threads not added to for more than 90 days will be deleted automatically.
20543 1724 08-20-18  05:30 pm james ferrares
Local Meetings
Invitations to and reports from local chapter meetings
982 81 04-21-17  03:45 pm Charlotte Wilson
Exhibitions and Museum Collections
Visits at public exhibitions, for easy reference. Plese feel free to add your pictures here
3190 267 08-14-18  11:35 pm Michaela Russell
Collection Stickers on Porcelain
Collection, Exhibition, Museum and Auction Labels found on porcelain.
354 137 05-03-18  01:20 pm Juan robayo
Price Records and Exceptional Tales
Welcome to post any and all information on spectacular price records and antiques trade lore from today and days gone by.
1123 113 07-10-18  08:52 pm Ed Boyle
Simons Quest
Put your fellow members on an educational trial. This topic are for objects whose authenticity (or lack thereof) are known, and where clues can be given gradually to stimulate discussion.

7742 295 08-02-18  05:56 am Rupprecht Mayer
Chinese Pottery and Porcelain

If you are uncertain about where to post a new question, use the Board Search link (top right) to find a topic with similar pieces.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit "Post a New Question to the Discussion Board". Write as meaningful a title as you can to your question.

Early Pottery
Neolithic and later earthenware, "proto-porcelain" jars and figures, Zhou, Warring States and Han, Sui, Tang, Ming and Qing figures and architechtural pieces, Changsha wares.
10733 901 08-18-18  10:47 pm Robert Stevens
Green glazed wares
Yue yao, Zhejiang Celadon, Northern and the numerous Southern Song kilns, Thai, Korean and Japanese ceramics and any related Asian ceramics with mostly green/gray/brown monochrome glaze
13421 1183 08-08-18  02:42 am Ed Boyle
White wares
White round wares from Tang dynasty, Ding yao, Qingbai/Yingqing, white Jingdezhen porcelain from Ming, Qing and later, Fujian province, etc.
12257 938 08-12-18  05:14 pm Giovanni Repetti
Crackled wares
Song Guan or Ge or later imitations. Any porcelain with crackled glaze as an intentional decorative feature
2286 256 07-29-18  10:53 pm Joel Edward
Brown and Black wares
Temmoku / Jian ware, Huangpu, Lushan, Cizhou and Jizhou.
8517 708 08-18-18  10:16 am wil hugers
Jun family type of wares
3038 199 08-17-18  11:04 am Karl Florén
Yixing (Buccaro) 'Purple Clay' 2330 252 08-08-18  02:30 pm Lars-Åke Öhlén
Yuan porcelain
Primarily Yuan porcelain with underglaze red or underglaze blue and white decoration. Monochromes can be posted elsewhere.
2316 132 07-02-18  12:53 am Robert Stevens
Ming Porcelain
Underglaze blue and white, copper red and white, polychromes, Wucai, Swatow (Zhangzhou) ware etc.
14289 1005 08-17-18  02:26 pm Rainer Geschke
'Kraak' style decoration
If you are not sure if the decoration is Kraak, you can post under 'Ming', since that is usually what it is too.
1656 112 06-28-18  10:36 pm Mats Ahlberg
Chinese Imperial Porcelain
Discussions related to Imperial porcelain as such, ordering, decoration, marks, use etc.
2639 136 08-20-18  08:00 pm Lars-Åke Öhlén
Early to mid Qing Blue and White
Typically Transitional and Kangxi blue and white with common shapes and decoration, that are not Armorial nor Imperial
19829 1587 08-16-18  12:08 pm Mats Ahlberg
Early to mid Qing porcelain - polychrome
Early to mid Qing dynasty polychrome wares, such as wucai, doucai, susancai that are not of armorial or special design type, nor Imperial.
12432 918 08-20-18  04:18 pm Bjorn Jansen
Chinese Western Market Export Porcelain
Special designs, Armorial porcelain, all pieces with shapes and decorations made to order or to fit foreign taste and customs.
Decorations typically blue and white, Willow Pattern, Famille Rose, Famille verte (Kangxi wucai), Chinese Imari, Rose Medallion, etc.
15171 1381 08-18-18  05:04 pm Tommy Eklöf
"Clobb'd" porcelain
Chinese export porcelain with secondary enamel decoration added in Europe
792 69 05-10-18  11:12 am Mats Ahlberg
Mid Qing to 20th century - Polychrome
19th and 20th century - Guangxu, Early Republic, Straits Chinese Porcelain, Fahua, fencai, the Eight Friends of Zhushan, Jiangxi Porcelain Co., Mao Zedong, etc.
23868 2145 08-19-18  11:52 pm Michaela Russell
Mid Qing to 20th century - Blue and White
From "Kangxi revival" to modern wares. All pieces where underglaze blue is involved, also underglaze blue and red and high fired cobalt glaze.
3766 475 08-19-18  03:35 am Rodney Thompson
Porcelain plaques 909 80 12-21-17  11:08 pm David Lane
Dated porcelain
Porcelain dated to a specific year by their inscriptions.
4200 300 07-27-18  12:10 am Joel Edward
Michaela Russel's Republic Period Patterns & Marks Project
Michaela's Republic Period Patterns & Marks Project
134 22 01-15-18  06:42 pm Carrie Lambert
Tommy Eklof's Facial Features and Adornments Research Project
Welcome to comment and add new photos to the database
906 32 06-13-18  10:46 am Jonathan D Penningto
Cultural Revolution Period Porcelain
1965-75 Chinese cultural revolution porcelain inside and outside of China proper, including Macao and Hong Kong decorated porcelain of the period.
393 43 03-11-17  08:41 pm Howard
Bleu de Hue
Chinese porcelain for the Vietnamese market
219 39 03-20-18  06:53 pm David Lane
Figures or sculpted porcelain, Blanc-de-Chine or polychrome
White or polychrome sculpted pottery or Porcelain - Chen Guozhi, Wang Bingrong, Li Yucheng and similar, white, Blanc-de-Chine (Dehua), Shiwan or other polychrome ceramic wares, decorative or altar figures
2771 327 08-19-18  07:46 pm Sandra Andacht
Colored glazes such as Ox-blood, peach bloom, powder blue, tea dust, yellow, green, mirror black, Faux bronze, faux wood, etc.
8172 673 08-20-18  08:04 pm Timothy Roberts
Snuff Bottles
Special topic for Snuff Bottles regardless of material or decoration - porcelain, glass, lapiz lazuli, lacquer, bone etc.
2010 254 08-06-18  06:54 pm Bryan Schultz
Chinese Porcelain Marks
Before posting any questions here kindly first browse the gotheborg.com "Marks" section. Additions and corrections for that section could be added here.
4367 578 07-18-18  07:13 pm Rodney Thompson
Chinese Porcelain Motifs
On particular stories and their illustrations that appear on porcelain, with documentation and pictures of variations that appear on porcelain from different periods. Topics on particular motifs, such as dragon depictions/variations.
2348 146 10-04-17  08:37 am Jan-Erik Nilsson
Modern Chinese Art Porcelain
Works currently produced by individual artist. Jiangxi's Ceramic Research Inst., etc
195 38 11-26-17  05:33 pm Leo Wu
Chinese Kilns, Clays, Glazes and Decorations
Cross topic question that does not belong under any particular ware
1602 114 12-22-17  10:28 pm Rupprecht Mayer
Last resort - Help Needed - Chinese?
Chinese pottery and porcelain last resort posting topic. If posted here your question will need to be moved.
If you loose track of a post, use the Board Search to find it again. Remember to always write a meaningful title to your question so you can recognize it.

16246 1511 08-15-18  05:47 pm Matthieu Gilles
Japanese Pottery and Porcelain

If you are uncertain about where to post a new question, use the Board Search link (top right) to find a topic with similar pieces.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit "Post a New Question to the Discussion Board". Write as meaningful a title as you can to your question.

Japanese Section 'Off Topic'
Friendly thoughts and chit-chat that doesn't fit anywhere else
725 95 08-18-18  09:55 pm David Brown
Last resort - Help Needed - Japanese?
Japanese pottery and porcelain last resort posting topic. If posted here your question will need to be moved.
If you loose track of a post, use the Board Search to find it again. Remember to always write a meaningful title to your question so you can recognize it.
1842 186 08-20-18  01:45 am Howard Reed
Japanese Polychrome Arita 'Imari' Porcelain
Kinrande (Blue Underglaze, Polychrome enamels and Gold). Akae (red dominating) or Iroe decorated with gilt decoration and other colors mostly for export.
9670 916 08-20-18  08:12 pm Jim Horne
Japanese Meiji-19-20th century polychrome enamels
All Meiji and later polychrome enamels, including all Meiji and later commercial kilns like Koransha, Fukagawa and Noritake. Also all wares labeled 'Made in Japan', 'Japan', 'Nippon' or with an 'M in wreath' etc. Also Geisha Girl, Dragonware and Moriage decoration. From the Meiji period (1868-1912) and later.
4464 532 08-20-18  07:02 pm Jim Horne
Arita Blue and White Porcelain
Sometsuke and Ko-Sometsuke. This is the dominating kiln area for Japanese porcelain of the 19th century and older, in particular to the West since so much of this was exported.
Post Japanese Blue and White here when in doubt.
4525 457 08-13-18  10:06 pm Victor Judge
Other Japanese Blue and White
Underglaze Blue and white decorated porcelain of unknown but Japanese origin.
725 88 08-14-18  06:13 am Joel Edward
Japanese Figures
Human and animal figures could all be posted here regardless of kiln type or area.
676 95 11-11-17  10:21 am Matthieu Gilles
Japanese Monochromes
Awaji and similar wares with entirely or mostly monochrome glazes. Japanese Celadon
562 78 08-18-18  12:52 pm Spartakos
Japanese blue and white transfer printed decoration
Blue and white Japanese porcelain with stenciled, transfer printed or otherwise print supported decoration
673 78 05-03-18  02:16 pm Eric Senssen
Japanese Cobalt Blue Ceramics and other polychrome transfer printed decoration
Carrie Lamberts Cobalt Blue Ceramics project and similar second half 20th century transfer printed decorations, including but not limited to Japan
209 27 05-17-18  02:34 am Gail Bush
Japanese Porcelain Marks and Motifs
Before posting any questions here kindly first browse the gotheborg.com 'Japanese Marks' section.
2965 454 08-04-18  10:34 pm james ferrares
Japanese Studio Pottery and Contemporary Porcelain 1375 201 08-06-18  11:20 am I & M Heriot
Sumida, Banko, Hagi, Mashiko, etc.
and other difficult to identify Japanese Pottery and Stoneware
1747 248 08-19-18  09:25 pm Alex Lenehan
Hirado 1037 104 08-11-18  09:22 pm Robyn Kaminski
Kakiemon and Kakiemon style enamel decoration
1042 75 08-18-18  03:35 am John Wocher
For more information on Kutani, kindly also refer to Georges Bouvier's Kutani Collectors web-site.
6735 765 08-18-18  08:12 pm michael john donoghu
Nabeshima and 'Nabeshima style'
552 53 08-18-18  06:28 pm Tommy Eklöf
Satsuma and Satsuma-Like
Original Satsuma earthenware but also 'Satsuma marked' items and 'Satsuma looking' pices
7201 804 08-20-18  03:36 pm David Lacasta
Formerly Owari and Nagoya, renamed to Aichi Prefecture 1872. Largest ceramic center i Japan

1131 111 07-12-18  09:01 pm Mark Bennett
General pottery and porcelain questions
Mystery Pieces 3432 357 08-13-18  10:49 pm Bryan Schultz
Known methods of faking
Method and technology in making pottery and porcelain fakes
991 89 10-11-17  11:26 am joseph h carazola II
Discussions on Shapes
The shape of a piece is probably the most important clue to the identification of an item with regard to its authenticity and period. This category is for the discussion on the uniqueness (not just the shape of course) of a particular kind of ware that has been produced throughout a significant period of time in the history of Chinese ceramics like meiping; yuhuchun jar; ginger jar, Gu etc.
700 46 01-08-18  05:10 pm Mats Ahlberg
Base and foot rim archive
Add foot rims / bases of similar age to the same thread. Start new thread if you want to cover a new type that is not represented.
275 67 06-13-18  11:17 am Geoffrey Middle
Asia outside China and Japan
Korea, Vietnam, Thai, Indonesia, etc.

2098 230 08-11-18  03:57 pm Magnus Brandén
Western wares with Oriental design
Edme Samson of Paris, Delft, Bristol, Bow, Derby, Staffordshire, Caughley, etc. to Bernard Leach
1309 152 08-04-18  01:54 am Leo Wu
Wares from the Middle east/Asia minor 306 34 12-29-17  07:52 pm Joan K. Brand-Landka
Shards and archaeology
For help to archaeologists and others on unspecified shard finds

487 48 06-29-17  01:03 pm Rainer Geschke
Gold, Silver, Metal, Cloisonn, Lacquer, Ivory, Wood, Glass, Jade, Textiles and Paintings, etc.
Textiles, Rugs, Prints, Silk, Paper, Paintings and Calligraphy
Textile art as in clothes, Chinese and Tibetan rugs but also anything related to silk and paper as in calligraphy and paintings
6898 810 08-20-18  08:09 pm Charles Payne
Non-ceramic pieces such as Wood, Glass, Ivory, Bone, Soft and hard stones, etc.
Most any non-ceramic wares and sculptures that does not fit anywhere else, being they Chinese or Japanese
8466 928 08-20-18  06:54 pm Robert Stevens
Chinese and Japanese lacquer, Lac Burgaut, cinnabar or lacquer related items that seems to fit here.
1491 213 06-02-18  05:03 pm Anders Ståhl
Chinese Metal, Pewter, Tin, Bronze, Gold, Silver, Cloisonn and "Canton enamels" etc.
All Chinese or Tibetan gold, silver or metal pieces with or without enamels and those not identified
6655 790 08-20-18  07:42 am Leo Wu
Japanese Metal, Pewter, Tin, Bronze, Gold, Silver, Cloisonn and other enamels
Japanese metal wares inclusive of swords, armor and dress parts, coper, brass, iron, silver and gold, with and without enamels.
Also Totai Shippo Cloisonn enamels, in which a ceramic, earthenware or porcelain body is utilized

2367 284 07-30-18  01:02 pm norman warbreck
General Help and Suggestions
Restoration and conservation
DISCLAIMER: Any handling at all of an antique item may permanently destroy it, as well as all values related to it such as its financial or historical value. Several of the chemicals and processes described here could be extremely harmful and should not be tried by non-professionals. Please be advised that any actual use of the information found here are solely on the individuals own risk and responsibility. By accessing the messages under this topic you are acknowledging that this disclaimer is read and understood.
1448 135 08-10-18  11:35 am Rainer Geschke
Books - trade, review and suggestions
Titles and recommendations of books and book sellers on Chinese Porcelain - add your favorites here.
A wise collector should always buy two books per any one item. / JE
1959 420 07-17-18  05:47 pm Mats Ahlberg
Link suggestions
Valuable references on the Internet, to be included in the permanent LINKs file.
513 177 08-16-18  03:47 am Leo Wu
Words of Wisdom
Fun, important, clever and unsolicited Advice to the Beginner Collector and New Members. And some board related issues that might have ended here by mistake.
781 76 01-03-18  07:27 pm David Lane

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