New. Rock garden Our latest design is inspired by a rare and colourful type of porcelain from the Ming era called Swatow ware. The decoration is a miniature rock garden arranged in a flower pot.
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East Indian is the name of the porcelain patterns which were exported to Europe originating in the traditional patterns that the Chinese themselves appreciated. Export porcelain on the other hand is considered to be the designs and patterns that the European trade companies ordered in China based on Western drawings, meticulously copied by Chinese craftsmen. Each family of means ordered dinner services with their own family crest.
was just a little fishing village in the Ming period and can hardly be the shipping harbour for porcelain at the time, so why this type of collectors ceramic is called Swatow is a little puzzling.
There were several manufacturers along this part of the Chinese coast at the time, and typical for this ceramic is that it is a little coarser and more naive and has a very special colour palette.
Swatow ware is very sought after by collectors.
Luneville was the seat of the ex-king of Poland, Stanisław I Leszczyński, father-in-law to king Louis XV of France. The local faiance manufacturer was by appointment to the small exiled Polish court in Luneville and with the help of Stanisław and his connections at the court in Paris became quite popular in wider circles. The factory existed long into the late 1900’s.
The Marieberg company
The Marieberg company was established by Johan Ehrenreich 1759 and started manufacturing faiance products but soon switched to porcelain. The factory is probably most famous for the ceramic stoves. After some economic setbacks Marieberg was sold to a competitor.
The Ming dynasty
The Ming dynasty lasted between 1368 and 1644, the first Emperor was Zhu Yuanzhang. It was a very stable and organized society where art flourished.
Chinese porcelain manufacturing in the 18th Century
New. Tessin proved to be very popular with our customers, so we have added a smaller pot 13 cm high. Check all our models under Planters and bowls and Other items.