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Collectable Chinese porcelain forms a fascinating hobby as well as adding an aesthetic dimension to your home décor that is unmatched for eye-catching beauty of form, colour and glaze.
All Chinese porcelain collectables at Art-sam are contemporary and are not antique Chinese porcelain, although the designs are descended from classic pieces spanning many dynasties and periods in Chinese history. In that sense, many of the designs can be considered timeless antique concepts.
Porcelain originated in China and its earliest form called porcelaneous has been traced back 3.500 years to the Shang dynasty. What we know today as Chinese porcelain dates from about 2,000 years ago. It is characterised by thinness, high glaze and vibrant colours.
Porcelain is so associated with China that the common name in England is China ware. The main component in its manufacture is Kaolin or China clay, named after the village of Kao-Ling "High Ridge" in China’s eastern Jiangxi province.
Even though Europeans discovered how to make it around 1770, nothing ever compared with original Chinese porcelain. It has a timeless quality and beauty that is unsurpassed. Our craftsmen and artists still use many of the ancient techniques. They are truly objects d’art.
Please browse our wide range of object categories and styles. All our pieces are handmade. Take your time and savour the aesthetic beauty and striking hand painted colours that are projected by the delicate glaze.
Choose a piece or pieces to grace your home. They are timeless and will never date.
We are sure they will provide endless pleasure for you, your family and your guests for many years to come.