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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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  Topic Posts Pages Last Post Last Poster
Hall of Supreme Harmony
Board Rules, Policies and Participation
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.

237 22 02-12-17  05:54 pm Monique Fuller
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.
19260 1621 02-21-17  12:07 am Michaela Russell
Local Meetings
Invitations to and reports from local chapter meetings
979 80 07-15-16  06:06 pm David Lane
Exhibitions and Museum Collections
Visits at public exhibitions, for easy reference. Plese feel free to add your pictures here
3004 243 02-13-17  10:10 pm Ed Boyle
Collection Stickers on Porcelain
Collection, Exhibition, Museum and Auction Labels found on porcelain.
337 132 09-08-16  07:30 pm Karl Emil
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.
910 103 01-19-17  04:53 am Charlotte Wilson
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.

7656 289 12-06-16  07:05 pm Jan-Erik Nilsson
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.
9519 776 02-21-17  12:09 am Mikael Lavén
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
12216 1044 02-21-17  02:29 am Manuel Peiruza
White wares
White round wares from Tang dynasty, Ding yao, Qingbai/Yingqing, white Jingdezhen porcelain from Ming, Qing and later, Fujian province, etc.
10781 788 02-21-17  01:12 am Jan-Erik Nilsson
Crackled wares
Song Guan or Ge or later imitations. Any porcelain with crackled glaze as an intentional decorative feature
2047 225 02-04-17  11:33 am Hans Slager
Brown and Black wares
Temmoku / Jian ware, Huangpu, Lushan, Cizhou and Jizhou.
7270 587 02-20-17  08:04 pm Charlotte Wilson
Jun family type of wares
2758 179 02-21-17  01:08 am Kevin Donnelley
Yixing (Buccaro) 'Purple Clay' 2053 215 02-18-17  07:03 pm Ed Boyle
Yuan porcelain
Primarily Yuan porcelain with underglaze red or underglaze blue and white decoration. Monochromes can be posted elsewhere.
2161 120 01-18-17  02:08 am Phillip
Ming Porcelain
Underglaze red, Underglaze blue and white, polychrome, Swatow" and Fujian.
13030 912 02-09-17  07:00 pm Tommy Eklöf
'Kraak' style decoration 1572 105 12-06-16  01:55 pm Jan-Erik Nilsson
Chinese Imperial Porcelain
Discussions related to Imperial porcelain as such, ordering, decoration, marks, use etc.
2432 121 12-07-16  04:08 am Ed Boyle
Early to mid Qing Blue and White - Chinese taste
With 'Chinese taste' we mean shapes not specifically ordered to fit western needs and purposes like flat plates and coffee cups w handles etc.
18759 1464 02-20-17  06:13 pm Jim Horne
Early to mid Qing porcelain - Chinese taste - polychromes
Early to mid Qing dynasty polychrome wares, such as wucai, doucai, susancai that are not of explicit export type, nor Imperial.
11598 846 02-20-17  08:03 pm John James
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.
13769 1224 02-16-17  09:23 pm Anthony Guardione
"Clobb'd" porcelain
Chinese export porcelain with secondary enamel decoration added in Europe
777 68 01-03-17  01:17 am Kevin Donnelley
Late Qing and 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.
21978 1938 02-20-17  04:26 pm Manuel Peiruza
Late Qing and 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.
3285 412 02-19-17  11:48 am Manuel Peiruza
Porcelain plaques 858 73 12-15-16  12:01 am Ed Boyle
Dated porcelain
Porcelain dated to a specific year by their inscriptions.
4122 293 01-10-17  12:56 pm Michaela Russell
Michaela Russel's Republic Period Patterns & Marks Project
Michaela's Republic Period Patterns & Marks Project
115 18 01-13-17  02:55 am Ed Boyle
Tommy Eklof's Facial Features and Adornments Research Project
Welcome to comment and add new photos to the database
887 26 01-05-17  01:56 pm Barry Coe
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.
383 42 07-06-16  12:15 am james randolph hilla
Bleu de Hue
Chinese porcelain for the Vietnamese market
199 37 11-14-16  01:06 pm Manuel Peiruza
Figures and sculpted porcelain
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
2543 298 02-04-17  01:09 pm Victor Judge
Colored glazes such as Ox-blood, peach bloom, powder blue, tea dust, yellow, green, mirror black, Faux bronze, faux wood, etc.

7759 632 02-20-17  01:43 pm Kevin Donnelley
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.
4208 556 02-11-17  03:39 pm John James
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.
2343 145 09-18-16  05:52 pm Yannick Mazeau
Modern Chinese Art Porcelain
Works currently produced by individual artist. Jiangxi's Ceramic Research Inst., etc
176 34 02-03-17  04:27 pm Leo Wu
Chinese Kilns, Clays, Glazes and Decorations
Cross topic question that does not belong under any particular ware
1564 111 02-03-17  01:27 pm Hans Slager
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.

15894 1448 02-16-17  04:04 pm Maciej Magura
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
612 83 02-16-17  11:24 pm Carrie Lambert
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.
1490 147 02-21-17  01:07 am Jennifer Hansen
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.
8712 818 02-09-17  11:06 pm Timothy Roberts
Japanese Meiji-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.
4013 489 12-24-16  12:55 am Carrie Lambert
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.
4044 403 02-03-17  06:49 pm Jennifer Hansen
Other Japanese Blue and White
Underglaze Blue and white decorated porcelain of unknown but Japanese origin.
617 71 12-04-16  03:22 pm Jim Horne
Japanese Figures
Human and animal figures could all be posted here regardless of kiln type or area.
630 90 01-11-17  01:15 am Ingrid Stockton
Japanese Monochromes
Awaji and similar wares with entirely or mostly monochrome glazes. Japanese Celadon
509 73 01-24-17  03:42 am Howard Reed
Japanese blue and white transfer printed decoration
Blue and white Japanese porcelain with stenciled, transfer printed or otherwise print supported decoration
645 73 06-01-16  05:19 pm Marc Pouille
Japanese Porcelain Marks and Motifs
Before posting any questions here kindly first browse the gotheborg.com 'Japanese Marks' section.
2943 442 02-08-17  11:56 pm Sandra Andacht
Japanese Studio Pottery and Contemporary Porcelain 1322 191 02-03-17  01:55 am Jessica Edwards
Other Japanese Pottery and Stoneware
Sumida, Banko, Hagi, Mashiko, etc.
1569 222 01-22-17  07:15 pm Carrie Lambert
Hirado 872 91 02-21-17  01:21 am walter perrie
Kakiemon and Kakiemon style enamel decoration
867 65 08-23-16  02:13 pm Arno Jacobs
For more information on Kutani, kindly also refer to Georges Bouvier's Kutani Collectors web-site.
5970 690 02-20-17  11:50 pm Bouvier Georges
Nabeshima and 'Nabeshima style'
481 45 05-30-16  01:45 pm wil hugers
Satsuma and Satsuma-Like
Original Satsuma earthenware but also 'Satsuma marked' items and 'Satsuma looking' pices
6762 760 02-13-17  07:41 pm Diego Vatta
Formerly Owari and Nagoya, renamed to Aichi Prefecture 1872. Largest ceramic center i Japan

984 95 02-15-17  07:28 am Jeni
General pottery and porcelain questions
Mystery Pieces 3129 325 02-19-17  01:24 am Ed Boyle
Known methods of faking
Method and technology in making pottery and porcelain fakes
988 89 01-21-16  01:15 pm Tommy Eklöf
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.
694 45 05-23-15  09:34 am nina menon
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.
255 64 10-23-15  04:53 pm carl young
Asia outside China and Japan
Korea, Vietnam, Thai, Indonesia, etc.

1871 205 02-15-17  07:26 am Jeni
Western wares with Oriental design
Edme Samson of Paris, Delft, Bristol, Bow, Derby, Staffordshire, Caughley, etc. to Bernard Leach
1221 140 05-27-16  11:00 am Andrew Gowen
Wares from the Middle east/Asia minor 279 30 10-25-16  12:43 am Carrie Lambert
Shards and archaeology
For help to archaeologists and others on unspecified shard finds

477 47 07-29-16  01:06 pm Giel Louws
Gold, Silver, Metal, Cloisonn, Lacquer, Ivory, Wood, Glass, Jade, Textiles and Paintings, etc.
Snuff Bottles 1597 207 02-20-17  07:37 pm Sandra Andacht
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
6334 730 02-19-17  05:21 am Charlotte Wilson
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
7732 842 02-06-17  12:38 am Robert Stevens
Chinese and Japanese lacquer, Lac Burgaut, cinnabar or lacquer related items that seems to fit here.
1424 203 02-12-17  05:59 pm Matthieu Gilles
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
5802 696 02-20-17  03:49 pm 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

2314 273 01-15-17  12:16 pm Yannick Mazeau
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.
1316 125 02-10-17  08:46 am James Leggett
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
1810 395 01-19-17  05:57 am Walter Susor
Link suggestions
Valuable references on the Internet, to be included in the permanent LINKs file.
467 158 01-27-17  10:47 am Paul Anthony Ardron
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.
770 75 01-10-17  05:48 am Kirk Wassell

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