As a center of trade Hong Kong became one of many places where porcelain blanks were decorated in whatever patterns were in demand. In the 1960's porcelain factories and trade reached its peak in Hong Kong. The third quarter of the 20th century saw over 100 factories there. With declining trade some delightful pieces have not quite left the factory warehouses since when they were made back then and can still be found sitting in bundles on dusty shelves. Due to the troubled situation in China during the cultural revolution some porcelain blanks was even imported to Hong Kong from Japan and decorated by Chinese decorators for re-export.