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Shanghai 2010 (07 Mar) 2/4 — SMAC

Underglaze Blue – 青花 PC Computer

Porcelain PC

I want one of these. It’s just so me (I mean so my cup of whatever) …

Underglaze Blue – 青花 PC Computer

骨瓷 / 骨瓷 / Bone China

Bone China

Wild_Strawberry Wedgwood Tea Cup

骨瓷 / 骨瓷 / Bone China is China with bone ashes (normally cow bone ashes) in the material. Wedgwood is perhaps the most famous bone China manufacturer. The tea cup shown is its wild strawberry collection – perhaps the most beautiful collection of Wedgwood. The store is Wedgwood duty free or boutique store in London Heathrow airport.

Although adding bone in China is invented by British. China as the inventor of China itself is no where behind in terms of bone China. The upper left set is bone china designed and made in China – Tang Shan City of Hebei Province of China…

The photography of bone China doesn’t do much justice. For bone china, one must look closely and hold it in your hand to appreciate the very subtle translucency, jade and butter feel in it.

骨质瓷简称骨瓷,是当今世界上公认的最高档的瓷种。
十六世纪,精细的中国陶瓷在欧洲市场上极为走俏,被许多贵族和有钱人视为身份的标志并作为珍贵的礼品收藏。但是,即使当时欧洲最好的瓷器,也缺乏中国瓷器的明亮与细腻。于是,欧洲人开始对中国瓷器进行研制。more …

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Hofburg Gold – Sisi

Sissi Castle Gold/Porcelain

Sisi

Sissi Castle Gold/Porcelain

Sissi Castle Gold/Porcelain

Sissi Castle Gold/Porcelain

Sissi Castle Gold/Porcelain

Sisi

Sissi Castle Gold/Porcelain

Sissi Castle Gold/Porcelain

Hofburg in Vienna is a museum complex (including castle, church, library, theater, glass house, etc.) Basically it was where sisi (sissi) lived.

See all those gold ware sisi used.

Princess Sissi: Elisabeth of Bavaria (1838-1898) Queen of Hungary and Austria. In her wedding gown; with her dog.

Something new, some old

PorcelainATM

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ChineseEmbroidery

Nothing is more appropriate than a Porcelain ATM machine in Olympic village to present China for Beijing Olympic. Last image – a embroidered flower.

Porcelain

CeladonGlaze

UnderGlazeBlue

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A Celadon Glaze;

Under Glaze Blue Lamp;

Two Yao Zhao (Yaotso) porcelain.

Chinese Doll

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Porcelain Chinese Dolls.

Left is from enchanted doll.

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Underglaze Blue – 青花

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FacialWashBasin

Underglaze blue – 青花 perhaps the best known Chinese porcelain type. Image 1 is from ming dynasty. Image 2~5 are from a Chinese TV soap opera showing underglaze blue manufacturers’ life in Qing Dynasty. Image 6 is from Yuan Dynasty, they are extremely expensive. Last image showing a modern time underglaze porcelain facial wash basin normally used in recent year’s Chinese toilet renovation across China.

Chinese Peony in China

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A Chinese peony carved inside a Yao Zhou porcelain.

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