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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 upwards of a quarter of a million messages and about the same number of reference pottery and porcelain photos, 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  11:30 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.

233 22 07-21-17  12:28 am Hans Slager
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.
20628 1731 09-24-18  05:25 pm Nilsa Batt
Local Meetings
Invitations to and reports from local chapter meetings
982 81 04-21-17  03:45 pm Charlotte Wilson
Exhibitions and Museum Collections
Visits at public exhibitions, for easy reference. Plese feel free to add your pictures here
3190 267 08-14-18  11:35 pm Michaela Russell
Collection Stickers on Porcelain
Collection, Exhibition, Museum and Auction Labels found on porcelain.
354 137 05-03-18  01:20 pm Juan robayo
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.
1126 113 09-15-18  01:25 pm Roberto Gardellin
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.


7742 295 08-02-18  05:56 am Rupprecht Mayer
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.
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.

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.
10830 908 09-25-18  08:55 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
13461 1191 09-25-18  04:11 pm Geoffrey Middle
White wares
White round wares from Tang dynasty, Ding yao, Qingbai/Yingqing, white Jingdezhen porcelain from Ming, Qing and later, Fujian province, etc.
12327 941 09-21-18  09:08 pm Xavier Miclet
Crackled wares
Song Guan or Ge or later imitations. Any porcelain with crackled glaze as an intentional decorative feature
2308 257 09-09-18  04:03 pm Geoffrey Middle
Brown and Black wares
Temmoku / Jian ware, Huangpu, Lushan, Cizhou and Jizhou.
8591 718 09-25-18  10:04 am Karl Florén
Jun
Jun family type of wares
3039 199 09-16-18  03:50 pm H Hu
Yixing (Buccaro) 'Purple Clay' 2382 262 09-25-18  02:27 pm Maciej Magura
Yuan porcelain
Primarily Yuan porcelain with underglaze red or underglaze blue and white decoration. Monochromes can be posted elsewhere.
2325 134 09-24-18  11:25 pm Charles Payne
Ming Porcelain
Underglaze blue and white, copper red and white, polychromes, Wucai, Swatow (Zhangzhou) ware etc.
14438 1013 09-25-18  04:23 pm Giovanni Repetti
'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.
1660 112 08-31-18  10:05 pm Ingrid Stockton
Chinese Imperial Porcelain
Discussions related to Imperial porcelain as such, ordering, decoration, marks, use etc.
2628 137 09-19-18  12:13 am Tamara Cermakova
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
19882 1594 09-23-18  10:15 pm Tamara Cermakova
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.
12466 923 09-18-18  11:20 pm Hans Skoglund
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.
15228 1390 09-23-18  09:48 pm Tamara Cermakova
"Clobb'd" porcelain
Chinese export porcelain with secondary enamel decoration added in Europe
793 70 09-15-18  10:30 am Bjorn Jansen
Mid Qing to 20th 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.
23944 2157 09-22-18  12:36 pm Bjorn Jansen
Mid Qing to 20th 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.
3818 484 09-24-18  01:53 pm Antonio Castro
Porcelain plaques 917 83 09-16-18  06:31 pm Kevin D
Dated porcelain
Porcelain dated to a specific year by their inscriptions.
4209 301 09-09-18  12:08 am James Hamershock
Michaela Russel's Republic Period Patterns & Marks Project
Michaela's Republic Period Patterns & Marks Project
134 22 01-15-18  06:42 pm Carrie Lambert
Tommy Eklof's Facial Features and Adornments Research Project
Welcome to comment and add new photos to the database
906 32 06-13-18  10:46 am Jonathan D Penningto
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.
397 44 09-03-18  06:32 pm Richard Hennelly
Bleu de Hue
Chinese porcelain for the Vietnamese market
219 39 03-20-18  06:53 pm David Lane
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
2788 329 09-23-18  11:13 pm Paul Anthony Ardron
Monochromes
Colored glazes such as Ox-blood, peach bloom, powder blue, tea dust, yellow, green, mirror black, Faux bronze, faux wood, etc.
8197 677 09-24-18  01:29 pm walter perrie
Snuff Bottles
Special topic for Snuff Bottles regardless of material or decoration - porcelain, glass, lapiz lazuli, lacquer, bone etc.
2030 257 09-17-18  10:10 pm Giovanni Repetti
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.
4408 585 09-20-18  08:47 pm Tamara Cermakova
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.
2348 146 10-04-17  08:37 am Jan-Erik Nilsson
Modern Chinese Art Porcelain
Works currently produced by individual artist. Jiangxi's Ceramic Research Inst., etc
196 39 09-10-18  08:02 pm Kendra Giammaria
Chinese Kilns, Clays, Glazes and Decorations
Cross topic question that does not belong under any particular ware
1602 114 12-22-17  10:28 pm Rupprecht Mayer
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.

16285 1523 09-24-18  03:27 am Ray Thomas
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
725 95 08-18-18  09:55 pm David Brown
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.
1850 188 09-20-18  03:40 am John Wocher
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.
9690 917 09-24-18  11:48 pm Mark Bennett
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.
4497 534 09-24-18  02:24 pm John Wocher
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.
4531 458 08-28-18  08:54 am walter perrie
Other Japanese Blue and White
Underglaze Blue and white decorated porcelain of unknown but Japanese origin.
743 89 09-05-18  10:07 pm Jim Horne
Japanese Figures
Human and animal figures could all be posted here regardless of kiln type or area.
676 95 11-11-17  10:21 am Matthieu Gilles
Japanese Monochromes
Awaji and similar wares with entirely or mostly monochrome glazes. Japanese Celadon
565 80 09-09-18  07:06 pm Sandra Andacht
Japanese blue and white transfer printed decoration
Blue and white Japanese porcelain with stenciled, transfer printed or otherwise print supported decoration
685 79 08-27-18  03:08 am Rodney Thompson
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
209 27 05-17-18  02:34 am Gail Bush
Japanese Porcelain Marks and Motifs
Before posting any questions here kindly first browse the gotheborg.com 'Japanese Marks' section.
2983 457 09-19-18  02:00 am I & M Heriot
Japanese Studio Pottery and Contemporary Porcelain 1375 201 08-06-18  11:20 am I & M Heriot
Sumida, Banko, Hagi, Mashiko, etc.
and other difficult to identify Japanese Pottery and Stoneware
1750 249 09-23-18  08:33 am Matthieu Gilles
Hirado 1086 105 08-27-18  10:54 am Jim Horne
Kakiemon
Kakiemon and Kakiemon style enamel decoration
1064 76 09-21-18  06:59 pm Bledi Gj.
Kutani
For more information on Kutani, kindly also refer to Georges Bouvier's Kutani Collectors web-site.
6845 776 09-24-18  09:32 pm Robyn Kaminski
Nabeshima
Nabeshima and 'Nabeshima style'
576 56 09-23-18  07:23 pm Jim Horne
Satsuma and Satsuma-Like
Original Satsuma earthenware but also 'Satsuma marked' items and 'Satsuma looking' pices
7241 808 09-11-18  12:18 pm David Lacasta
Seto
Formerly Owari and Nagoya, renamed to Aichi Prefecture 1872. Largest ceramic center i Japan

1131 111 07-12-18  09:01 pm Mark Bennett
General pottery and porcelain questions
Mystery Pieces 3432 357 08-13-18  10:49 pm Bryan Schultz
Known methods of faking
Method and technology in making pottery and porcelain fakes
991 89 10-11-17  11:26 am joseph h carazola II
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  05:10 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 06-13-18  11:17 am Geoffrey Middle
Asia outside China and Japan
Korea, Vietnam, Thai, Indonesia, etc.

2098 230 08-11-18  03:57 pm Magnus Brandén
Western wares with Oriental design
Edmée Samson of Paris, Delft, Bristol, Bow, Derby, Staffordshire, Caughley, etc. to Bernard Leach
1309 152 08-04-18  01:54 am Leo Wu
Wares from the Middle east/Asia minor 306 34 12-29-17  07:52 pm Joan K. Brand-Landka
Shards and archaeology
For help to archaeologists and others on unspecified shard finds

487 48 06-29-17  01:03 pm Rainer Geschke
Gold, Silver, Metal, Cloisonné, 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
6947 815 09-23-18  03:27 pm 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
8547 940 09-22-18  07:20 pm Joel Edward
Lacquer
Chinese and Japanese lacquer, Lac Burgauté, cinnabar or lacquer related items that seems to fit here.
1496 213 09-21-18  08:44 pm Bryan Schultz
Chinese Metal, Pewter, Tin, Bronze, Gold, Silver, Cloisonné and "Canton enamels" etc.
All Chinese or Tibetan gold, silver or metal pieces with or without enamels and those not identified
6668 791 09-10-18  04:25 am Joel Edward
Japanese Metal, Pewter, Tin, Bronze, Gold, Silver, Cloisonné 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 Cloisonné enamels, in which a ceramic, earthenware or porcelain body is utilized

2370 285 08-27-18  08:42 pm Alex Lenehan
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.
1448 135 08-10-18  11:35 am Rainer Geschke
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
1965 422 09-19-18  06:11 pm David Lane
Link suggestions
Valuable references on the Internet, to be included in the permanent LINKs file.
515 179 08-24-18  05:08 pm David Lane
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.
781 76 09-10-18  01:00 pm Jan-Erik Nilsson
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