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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 more than 300,000 messages and pictures, 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  10:30 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.

209 19 05-25-19  04:36 pm james ferrares
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.
21644 1804 01-26-20  11:15 pm Ingrid Stockton
Local Meetings
Invitations to and reports from local chapter meetings
986 83 10-24-19  02:46 pm Ambrose Nathan
Exhibitions and Museum Collections
Visits at public exhibitions, for easy reference. Please feel free to add your pictures here
3217 273 12-31-19  05:07 pm Timothy Roberts
Collection Stickers on Porcelain
Collection, Exhibition, Museum and Auction Labels found on porcelain.
361 142 12-22-19  12:42 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.
1212 118 11-17-19  12:13 am Jan-Erik Nilsson
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.

7855 301 10-01-19  06:56 pm Joe Hertel
Chinese Pottery and Porcelain

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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.
11301 964 01-22-20  08:53 am Giel Louws
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
14454 1282 01-27-20  10:06 pm Valdas Pupeikis
White wares
White round wares from Tang dynasty, Ding yao, Qingbai/Yingqing, white Jingdezhen porcelain from Ming, Qing and later, Fujian province, etc.
13225 1019 01-26-20  05:13 pm Alexandra Galperin
Crackled wares
Song Guan or Ge or later imitations. Any porcelain with crackled glaze as an intentional decorative feature
2565 284 01-24-20  11:11 am Budi Soewanto
Brown and Black wares
Temmoku / Jian ware, Huangpu, Lushan, Cizhou and Jizhou.
9233 774 01-26-20  03:04 pm Kalle Florén
Jun family type of wares
3172 211 01-14-20  11:04 am Kalle Florén
Yixing (Buccaro) 'Purple Clay' 2592 298 01-27-20  12:11 pm Maciej Magura
Yuan porcelain
Primarily Yuan porcelain with underglaze red or underglaze blue and white decoration. Monochromes can be posted elsewhere.
2382 140 12-31-19  05:20 pm Timothy Roberts
Ming period porcelain, all decorations
Underglaze blue and white, copper red and white, polychromes, Wucai, Swatow (Zhangzhou) ware etc.
15006 1075 01-18-20  11:25 am Hugh Milne
'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.
1733 120 01-25-20  09:18 am George Ingraham
Chinese Imperial Porcelain
Discussions related to Imperial porcelain as such, ordering, decoration, marks, use etc.
2758 144 10-29-19  09:20 pm Geoffrey Middle
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
20722 1669 01-22-20  01:14 pm Maciej Magura
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.
13125 983 01-24-20  03:30 pm Hans Slager
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.
16304 1476 01-27-20  03:59 am Ingrid Stockton
"Clobb'd" porcelain
Chinese export porcelain with secondary enamel decoration added in Europe
804 72 01-13-20  11:13 pm Arge
Mid Qing to 21th 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.
25025 2296 01-27-20  08:36 pm john paul carpenter
Mid Qing to 21th 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.
4204 542 01-24-20  10:23 pm Jan-Erik Nilsson
Porcelain plaques 941 88 10-29-19  10:23 pm Giovanni Repetti
Dated porcelain
Porcelain dated to a specific year by their inscriptions.
4260 305 10-03-19  01:59 am Jan-Erik Nilsson
Michaela Russel's Republic Period Patterns & Marks Project
Michaela's Republic Period Patterns & Marks Project
196 30 11-14-19  10:25 am Maciej Magura
Tommy Eklof's Facial Features and Adornments Research Project
Welcome to comment and add new photos to the database
921 37 01-23-20  04:45 pm George Ingraham
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.
405 47 02-24-19  07:50 pm Mark Bennett
Bleu de Hue
Chinese porcelain for the Vietnamese market
224 40 10-03-18  09:31 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
2919 349 01-22-20  01:10 pm Budi Soewanto
Colored glazes such as Ox-blood, peach bloom, powder blue, tea dust, yellow, green, mirror black, Faux bronze, faux wood, etc.
8466 707 01-26-20  10:40 pm Arge
Snuff Bottles
Special topic for Snuff Bottles regardless of material or decoration - porcelain, glass, lapiz lazuli, lacquer, bone etc.
2180 274 12-12-19  04:27 pm Maciej Magura
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.
4529 607 01-23-20  10:02 am 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.
2383 148 11-09-19  05:35 pm michael john donoghu
Modern Chinese Art Porcelain
Works currently produced by individual artist. Jiangxi's Ceramic Research Inst., etc
222 45 01-09-20  01:08 pm Maciej Magura
Chinese Kilns, Clays, Glazes and Decorations
Cross topic question that does not belong under any particular ware
1629 121 10-27-19  03:13 pm Tobias Hägne
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.

16722 1609 01-24-20  02:49 pm Andrey Shakhman
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
842 108 01-10-20  02:40 am Arge
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.
2222 227 01-20-20  06:56 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.
10722 1000 01-23-20  05:42 pm Steven Smith
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.
4897 572 01-25-20  11:22 am Howard Reed
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.
5037 503 01-08-20  12:33 pm SSC
Other Japanese Blue and White
Underglaze Blue and white decorated porcelain of unknown but Japanese origin.
876 102 01-27-20  01:36 pm John Wocher
Japanese Figures
Human and animal figures could all be posted here regardless of kiln type or area.
762 105 12-09-19  10:27 am SSC
Japanese Monochromes
Awaji and similar wares with entirely or mostly monochrome glazes. Japanese Celadon
654 85 01-08-20  09:14 pm Jan-Erik Nilsson
Japanese blue and white transfer printed decoration
Blue and white Japanese porcelain with stenciled, transfer printed or otherwise print supported decoration
744 84 12-02-19  11:58 pm Hans Slager
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
278 43 01-09-20  11:59 pm Arge
Japanese Porcelain Marks and Motifs
Before posting any questions here kindly first browse the gotheborg.com 'Japanese Marks' section.
3079 474 01-24-20  02:50 pm Andrey Shakhman
Japanese Studio Pottery and Contemporary Porcelain 1453 211 01-26-20  02:01 pm Tomasz Gudaczewski
Sumida, Banko, Hagi, Mashiko, etc.
and other difficult to identify Japanese Pottery and Stoneware
1873 267 01-27-20  02:32 am Kevin Donnelly
Hirado 1222 111 01-24-20  12:06 pm Wayte Gillian Ruth
Kakiemon and Kakiemon style enamel decoration
1149 79 12-04-19  01:48 am Timothy Roberts
For more information on Kutani, kindly also refer to Georges Bouvier's Kutani Collectors web-site.
7527 844 01-26-20  02:08 pm John Wocher
Nabeshima and 'Nabeshima style'
648 63 11-17-19  02:15 pm John Wocher
Satsuma and Satsuma-Like
Original Satsuma earthenware but also 'Satsuma marked' items and 'Satsuma looking' pices
8052 880 01-22-20  08:57 pm Martin Reynolds
Formerly Owari and Nagoya, renamed to Aichi Prefecture 1872. Largest ceramic center i Japan

1288 126 11-05-19  12:09 am Kevin Donnelly
General pottery and porcelain questions
Mystery Pieces 3632 381 01-22-20  03:34 pm John James
Known methods of faking
Method and technology in making pottery and porcelain fakes
994 89 10-24-19  09:52 am Nomi Meivar
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  04:10 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 02-09-19  09:45 am Jan-Erik Nilsson
Asia outside China and Japan
Korea, Vietnam, Thai, Indonesia, etc.

2457 262 12-19-19  03:18 am robert mclaughlin
Western wares with Oriental design
Edme Samson of Paris, Delft, Bristol, Bow, Derby, Staffordshire, Caughley, etc. to Bernard Leach
1384 167 01-10-20  11:03 pm Arge
Wares from the Middle east/Asia minor 310 36 11-26-19  12:35 pm Kevin Donnelly
Shards and archaeology
For help to archaeologists and others on unspecified shard finds

488 49 12-21-19  08:06 pm Alex Lenehan
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
7461 893 01-19-20  08:28 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
8924 982 01-27-20  04:17 am Mike Harty
Chinese and Japanese lacquer, Lac Burgaut, cinnabar or lacquer related items that seems to fit here.
1536 221 11-20-19  01:04 pm Maciej Magura
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
7010 834 01-21-20  09:34 pm Ingrid Stockton
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

2500 299 12-12-19  03:00 pm Hans Slager
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.
1512 140 01-03-20  10:14 pm Geoffrey Middle
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
2036 428 11-29-19  04:13 pm Arno Jacobs
Link suggestions
Valuable references on the Internet, to be included in the permanent LINKs file.
538 187 07-12-19  01:31 pm Schillinger
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.
788 77 08-11-19  04:48 am Ingrid Stockton

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