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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.
21391 1781 09-20-19  12:03 am John Wocher
Local Meetings
Invitations to and reports from local chapter meetings
982 81 04-21-17  02:45 pm Charlotte Wilson
Exhibitions and Museum Collections
Visits at public exhibitions, for easy reference. Please feel free to add your pictures here
3208 271 05-10-19  11:38 pm I & M Heriot
Collection Stickers on Porcelain
Collection, Exhibition, Museum and Auction Labels found on porcelain.
360 141 05-10-19  09:16 am Hans Slager
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.
1210 118 09-04-19  09:41 am Manuel Peiruza
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.

7848 300 08-25-19  09:02 am 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.
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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.
11258 955 09-20-19  09:11 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
14166 1257 09-20-19  10:28 am Rainer Geschke
White wares
White round wares from Tang dynasty, Ding yao, Qingbai/Yingqing, white Jingdezhen porcelain from Ming, Qing and later, Fujian province, etc.
13040 1001 09-13-19  06:37 pm Giovanni Repetti
Crackled wares
Song Guan or Ge or later imitations. Any porcelain with crackled glaze as an intentional decorative feature
2503 275 07-22-19  05:59 pm Anders Medin
Brown and Black wares
Temmoku / Jian ware, Huangpu, Lushan, Cizhou and Jizhou.
9137 766 09-20-19  01:35 pm Kevin Hawco
Jun family type of wares
3131 208 08-01-19  02:19 pm Giel Louws
Yixing (Buccaro) 'Purple Clay' 2525 291 09-14-19  02:03 pm Kevin Donnelly
Yuan porcelain
Primarily Yuan porcelain with underglaze red or underglaze blue and white decoration. Monochromes can be posted elsewhere.
2364 138 07-09-19  05:47 pm Lars-Åke Öhlén
Ming period porcelain, all decorations
Underglaze blue and white, copper red and white, polychromes, Wucai, Swatow (Zhangzhou) ware etc.
14867 1054 09-20-19  04:37 pm Elmar A. Busch
'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.
1706 116 05-26-19  06:47 am Giovanni Repetti
Chinese Imperial Porcelain
Discussions related to Imperial porcelain as such, ordering, decoration, marks, use etc.
2675 141 07-02-19  07:01 pm Bjorn Jansen
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
20497 1647 09-18-19  04:11 am David Wood
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.
12974 968 09-17-19  10:53 pm robert mclaughlin
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.
16135 1462 09-10-19  10:49 am Mikael Johansson
"Clobb'd" porcelain
Chinese export porcelain with secondary enamel decoration added in Europe
798 71 05-15-19  06:45 am Matthieu Gilles
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.
24830 2270 09-11-19  05:56 pm Tamara Cermakova
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.
4117 532 09-18-19  11:39 am Schillinger
Porcelain plaques 935 87 06-11-19  10:19 pm David Lane
Dated porcelain
Porcelain dated to a specific year by their inscriptions.
4258 305 06-16-19  08:44 am Giovanni Repetti
Michaela Russel's Republic Period Patterns & Marks Project
Michaela's Republic Period Patterns & Marks Project
180 29 06-28-19  05:44 pm Krylov Valery
Tommy Eklof's Facial Features and Adornments Research Project
Welcome to comment and add new photos to the database
916 34 04-14-19  04:36 pm Tommy Eklöf
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
2892 344 09-18-19  09:48 pm Shea Robinson
Colored glazes such as Ox-blood, peach bloom, powder blue, tea dust, yellow, green, mirror black, Faux bronze, faux wood, etc.
8423 702 09-15-19  09:55 pm Kevin Hawco
Snuff Bottles
Special topic for Snuff Bottles regardless of material or decoration - porcelain, glass, lapiz lazuli, lacquer, bone etc.
2150 271 09-09-19  08:47 pm Rainer Geschke
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.
4493 599 07-31-19  05:29 pm Joakim Pontén
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.
2379 147 05-28-19  04:34 pm Giovanni Repetti
Modern Chinese Art Porcelain
Works currently produced by individual artist. Jiangxi's Ceramic Research Inst., etc
219 44 06-13-19  03:48 pm Mark Bennett
Chinese Kilns, Clays, Glazes and Decorations
Cross topic question that does not belong under any particular ware
1623 120 09-09-19  03:19 pm Carmel Solli
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.

16671 1598 09-19-19  12:37 am I & M Heriot
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
824 106 09-18-19  11:53 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.
2140 217 09-18-19  11:51 am Schillinger
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.
10431 977 09-19-19  10:06 pm james ferrares
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.
4789 563 09-15-19  09:26 pm Bjorn Jansen
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.
4838 487 09-20-19  11:00 am Nicholas G Panes
Other Japanese Blue and White
Underglaze Blue and white decorated porcelain of unknown but Japanese origin.
833 98 08-03-19  11:51 am Hans Slager
Japanese Figures
Human and animal figures could all be posted here regardless of kiln type or area.
745 103 08-07-19  09:04 am Jan-Erik Nilsson
Japanese Monochromes
Awaji and similar wares with entirely or mostly monochrome glazes. Japanese Celadon
652 85 06-01-19  06:00 pm Kevin D
Japanese blue and white transfer printed decoration
Blue and white Japanese porcelain with stenciled, transfer printed or otherwise print supported decoration
713 83 06-12-19  11:59 pm 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
257 40 09-13-19  04:38 am Carrie Lambert
Japanese Porcelain Marks and Motifs
Before posting any questions here kindly first browse the gotheborg.com 'Japanese Marks' section.
3081 471 07-23-19  01:38 pm Paulo Fernandes
Japanese Studio Pottery and Contemporary Porcelain 1446 210 09-19-19  05:56 am I & M Heriot
Sumida, Banko, Hagi, Mashiko, etc.
and other difficult to identify Japanese Pottery and Stoneware
1826 261 08-08-19  02:44 pm Joe Hertel
Hirado 1221 111 08-27-19  08:43 pm Timothy Roberts
Kakiemon and Kakiemon style enamel decoration
1146 79 07-25-19  10:07 am walter perrie
For more information on Kutani, kindly also refer to Georges Bouvier's Kutani Collectors web-site.
7338 825 09-18-19  09:25 pm Howard Reed
Nabeshima and 'Nabeshima style'
636 62 09-06-19  08:22 pm J Visser
Satsuma and Satsuma-Like
Original Satsuma earthenware but also 'Satsuma marked' items and 'Satsuma looking' pices
7855 860 09-03-19  10:26 pm NEIL GREIG-SMITH
Formerly Owari and Nagoya, renamed to Aichi Prefecture 1872. Largest ceramic center i Japan

1264 123 09-03-19  07:24 pm james ferrares
General pottery and porcelain questions
Mystery Pieces 3596 378 09-12-19  02:33 am Alex Lenehan
Known methods of faking
Method and technology in making pottery and porcelain fakes
993 89 01-15-19  09:04 pm Rodney Thompson
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.

2419 260 09-20-19  01:57 pm wil hugers
Western wares with Oriental design
Edme Samson of Paris, Delft, Bristol, Bow, Derby, Staffordshire, Caughley, etc. to Bernard Leach
1371 164 08-13-19  06:55 pm Eric Senssen
Wares from the Middle east/Asia minor 309 35 05-16-19  12:58 pm Gail Hughes
Shards and archaeology
For help to archaeologists and others on unspecified shard finds

487 48 06-29-17  12:03 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
7409 879 09-13-19  11:43 am Alex Lenehan
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
8857 976 08-27-19  11:16 pm NEIL GREIG-SMITH
Chinese and Japanese lacquer, Lac Burgaut, cinnabar or lacquer related items that seems to fit here.
1530 220 03-30-19  04:49 pm Cathy Shapiro
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
6973 828 09-16-19  02:46 pm Schillinger
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

2484 298 08-02-19  09:28 pm I & M Heriot
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.
1496 138 07-22-19  08:17 am Bjorn Jansen
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
1997 425 07-22-19  04:05 am Gisle Sarheim
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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