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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.
20839 1743 12-14-18  01:41 pm Alex Lenehan
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
3193 269 12-13-18  02:36 pm michael john donoghu
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.
1184 115 12-10-18  02:26 pm Schillinger
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.

7760 296 10-28-18  07:41 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.
10972 926 12-14-18  03:32 pm Karl Emil
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
13685 1211 12-09-18  07:42 pm Geoffrey Middle
White wares
White round wares from Tang dynasty, Ding yao, Qingbai/Yingqing, white Jingdezhen porcelain from Ming, Qing and later, Fujian province, etc.
12420 951 12-14-18  02:19 pm Jan-Erik Nilsson
Crackled wares
Song Guan or Ge or later imitations. Any porcelain with crackled glaze as an intentional decorative feature
2341 262 12-14-18  01:38 pm wil hugers
Brown and Black wares
Temmoku / Jian ware, Huangpu, Lushan, Cizhou and Jizhou.
8763 730 12-13-18  02:36 pm Michelangelo Iessi
Jun family type of wares
3075 201 12-13-18  10:35 am David Wood
Yixing (Buccaro) 'Purple Clay' 2385 263 10-05-18  06:08 pm Maciej Magura
Yuan porcelain
Primarily Yuan porcelain with underglaze red or underglaze blue and white decoration. Monochromes can be posted elsewhere.
2325 134 09-24-18  11:25 pm Charles Payne
Ming Porcelain
Underglaze blue and white, copper red and white, polychromes, Wucai, Swatow (Zhangzhou) ware etc.
14516 1028 12-14-18  04:41 pm Timothy Roberts
'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.
1675 113 12-01-18  12:17 am Ingrid Stockton
Chinese Imperial Porcelain
Discussions related to Imperial porcelain as such, ordering, decoration, marks, use etc.
2637 138 10-26-18  05:23 pm Richard Schadle
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
20110 1609 12-13-18  05:48 pm Willem H.M. Oderkerk
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.
12570 932 12-14-18  12:54 pm walter perrie
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.
15440 1408 12-13-18  09:18 pm michael john donoghu
"Clobb'd" porcelain
Chinese export porcelain with secondary enamel decoration added in Europe
793 70 09-15-18  10:30 am Bjorn Jansen
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.
24160 2191 12-13-18  04:54 pm Daniel Tod
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.
3904 501 12-01-18  03:12 pm Willem H.M. Oderkerk
Porcelain plaques 921 84 09-28-18  03:44 am David Lane
Dated porcelain
Porcelain dated to a specific year by their inscriptions.
4209 301 09-09-18  12:08 am James Hamershock
Michaela Russel's Republic Period Patterns & Marks Project
Michaela's Republic Period Patterns & Marks Project
136 23 12-05-18  12:18 pm John McFarlane
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.
404 46 11-28-18  10:34 pm Michaela Russell
Bleu de Hue
Chinese porcelain for the Vietnamese market
224 40 10-03-18  10:31 am Hans Slager
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
2812 334 11-29-18  09:03 pm Susan Miuccio
Colored glazes such as Ox-blood, peach bloom, powder blue, tea dust, yellow, green, mirror black, Faux bronze, faux wood, etc.
8259 685 12-14-18  07:53 pm Bryan Schultz
Snuff Bottles
Special topic for Snuff Bottles regardless of material or decoration - porcelain, glass, lapiz lazuli, lacquer, bone etc.
2114 269 12-14-18  01:06 am Mr Oto Bosza
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.
4430 589 12-05-18  01:48 pm Jan-Erik Nilsson
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.
2361 147 10-10-18  03:21 pm Schillinger
Modern Chinese Art Porcelain
Works currently produced by individual artist. Jiangxi's Ceramic Research Inst., etc
203 41 11-09-18  05:26 pm marius schoon
Chinese Kilns, Clays, Glazes and Decorations
Cross topic question that does not belong under any particular ware
1603 115 10-02-18  11:46 am Audrius
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.

16380 1542 12-12-18  02:30 am Daniel Tod
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
775 99 12-11-18  11:12 am Schillinger
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.
1918 191 12-14-18  05:26 pm Alex Lenehan
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.
9764 921 12-14-18  05:17 pm Bjorn Jansen
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.
4567 544 12-14-18  02:21 pm Jan-Erik Nilsson
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.
4571 464 12-14-18  05:53 pm Jim Horne
Other Japanese Blue and White
Underglaze Blue and white decorated porcelain of unknown but Japanese origin.
763 91 11-19-18  06:47 pm Paul Anthony Ardron
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
565 80 09-09-18  07:06 pm Sandra Andacht
Japanese blue and white transfer printed decoration
Blue and white Japanese porcelain with stenciled, transfer printed or otherwise print supported decoration
692 80 11-19-18  04:01 am Howard Reed
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
221 31 12-12-18  04:16 am Carrie Lambert
Japanese Porcelain Marks and Motifs
Before posting any questions here kindly first browse the gotheborg.com 'Japanese Marks' section.
2990 459 12-11-18  06:28 pm Kendra Giammaria
Japanese Studio Pottery and Contemporary Porcelain 1398 204 12-14-18  02:13 pm Jan-Erik Nilsson
Sumida, Banko, Hagi, Mashiko, etc.
and other difficult to identify Japanese Pottery and Stoneware
1754 250 11-05-18  07:28 pm John Wocher
Hirado 1128 108 12-11-18  10:00 pm Bjorn Jansen
Kakiemon and Kakiemon style enamel decoration
1082 77 11-13-18  01:40 am Timothy Roberts
For more information on Kutani, kindly also refer to Georges Bouvier's Kutani Collectors web-site.
6943 788 12-14-18  01:44 pm Alex Lenehan
Nabeshima and 'Nabeshima style'
589 58 12-14-18  01:57 pm Arno Jacobs
Satsuma and Satsuma-Like
Original Satsuma earthenware but also 'Satsuma marked' items and 'Satsuma looking' pices
7289 815 12-14-18  05:29 pm Bjorn Jansen
Formerly Owari and Nagoya, renamed to Aichi Prefecture 1872. Largest ceramic center i Japan

1136 112 12-14-18  02:10 pm Jan-Erik Nilsson
General pottery and porcelain questions
Mystery Pieces 3453 359 12-11-18  06:02 pm Carrie Lambert
Known methods of faking
Method and technology in making pottery and porcelain fakes
993 89 10-12-18  03:15 pm Rainer Geschke
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.

2186 240 12-02-18  02:39 am NEIL GREIG-SMITH
Western wares with Oriental design
Edmée Samson of Paris, Delft, Bristol, Bow, Derby, Staffordshire, Caughley, etc. to Bernard Leach
1312 153 12-07-18  11:15 am Schillinger
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, Cloisonné, 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
7087 832 12-14-18  06:24 pm David Lane
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
8564 944 12-03-18  12:39 pm Schillinger
Chinese and Japanese lacquer, Lac Burgauté, cinnabar or lacquer related items that seems to fit here.
1521 217 12-11-18  05:16 pm Schillinger
Chinese Metal, Pewter, Tin, Bronze, Gold, Silver, Cloisonné and "Canton enamels" etc.
All Chinese or Tibetan gold, silver or metal pieces with or without enamels and those not identified
6766 798 12-09-18  09:09 am Nick Flink
Japanese Metal, Pewter, Tin, Bronze, Gold, Silver, Cloisonné 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 Cloisonné enamels, in which a ceramic, earthenware or porcelain body is utilized

2400 289 12-04-18  07:21 pm Ian Marlow
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
1965 422 09-19-18  06:11 pm David Lane
Link suggestions
Valuable references on the Internet, to be included in the permanent LINKs file.
531 185 12-12-18  04:01 pm Hans Slager
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 09-10-18  01:00 pm Jan-Erik Nilsson

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