Category Archives: Chinese Porcelain

4 Things That Might Diminish the Worth of Antique Porcelain


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Antique porcelain pieces can often be quite valuable, but a large part of this value comes from their condition. Pieces that aren’t in great condition won’t be worth as much, and in some cases, may actually have very little value. Here are four things that can diminish the overall value of your porcelain.   Chips […]

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A Quick History of Chinese Porcelain


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For thousands of years, Chinese culture has created and revered the traditional arts. The history of Chinese porcelain is especially interesting, as it is heavily featured in many different types of Chinese crafts and was widely used across nearly all dynasties. Two primary categories are tao (or low-temperature fired), and ci (or high-temperature fired), and […]

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The Best Places To Sell Your Chinese Pottery And Porcelain


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Trying to sell any antiques can be a daunting project. Between researching the items, trying to find provenance, and then getting estimated values many tasks must be completed before actually deciding where sell them to realize the highest return. However, when selling niche or rare antiques, such as Chinese pottery and porcelain, the actual decision […]

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Historical Background and Valuation of Asian Snuff Bottles


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Where did snuff bottles come from? Before the exploration of the Americas in the early 1400’s tobacco was unknown to Europeans, however after the discovery of this product in the late 15th century, tobacco usage caught on quickly, and people created simple boxes to keep the valuable powder dry. Portuguese sailors brought tobacco to the […]

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