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Continuing our theme of Chinese Porcelain, we will now talk about Antique Chinese Export, Armorial, and Imari Porcelain. Examples, like our other announcements, will be from our inventory.
Porcelain has been around for many centuries with England and Europe being the main producers. By the 17th century though, manufacturers had discovered that Chinese porcelain was better than other types. It was whiter, harder, and easier to decorate. Thus, China became the epicenter of fine porcelain. Emissaries from North America and Europe were sent to China to discuss the colors, designs, and themes which these countries wanted. When these wares were produced and then sent overseas, the term Chinese Export Porcelain came into existence.