As valuable and highly prized possessions, pieces of Chinese export porcelain appeared in many 17th century Dutch paintings.
Why is Chinese porcelain so expensive?
That makes porcelain more durable and more water resistant than ceramics, UNESCO notes (and Home Depot seconds!) As for why porcelain is more expensive than regular china, its because making porcelain truly is an art form.
What is the most expensive Chinese pottery?
Sothebys is the international market leader in the field of Chinese ceramics. In Fall 2017, Sothebys Hong Kong broke the worldwide record for the most expensive piece of Chinese ceramic with the sale of an extraordinarly rare Ru guanyao brush washer for 294,300,000 HKD.
Why was so much Chinese porcelain blue and white early on?
Blue and white decoration first became widely used in Chinese porcelain in the 14th century, after the cobalt pigment for the blue began to be imported from Persia. Blue and white pottery in all of these traditions continues to be produced, most of it copying earlier styles.
What is special about porcelain?
They are hardness, whiteness and translucency. Porcelain has a high level of mechanical resistance, low porosity and high density, which, on a daily basis, provide it with durability, innocuity, soft touch and beauty.