Welcome to the Gotheborg.com Glossary of Terms on Antique Chinese and Japanese Pottery and Porcelain. The field of Asian Ceramics collecting is a challenging one. Not the least due to the large number of terms of various origin and even worse, different spelling. Old books often have the Chinese names transcribe in a system called Wade-Giles, while modern books use a system called Pinjin.
In this glossary I have over the last ten years and then some, written and collected good explanations on many of these various words that are used to describe antique Chinese and Japanese porcelain. By and by I have added to and revised the entries when I have found better explanation on things and, this is still an ongoing project.
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The information offered here reflects the general understanding among collectors and arts historians of most subjects covered. This is a work in progress and additions, suggestions and improvements from you, is appreciated.
Gotheborg.com, Sweden 2012