The exhibition of Export Blue-and-white porcelain in Qing dynasty
Export porcelain refers to porcelain which is made in china and
export overseas exclusively. China is a household name for
porcelain which also shows its far-reaching influence to the world.
Chinese porcelains had exported overseas since Tang Dynasty. The
porcelain trade had reached a peak in 17th and 18th century.
Many famous museums all over the world still keep the collection of
Chinese export porcelains up to now.
The early Qing Dynasty was the last golden age of export porcelain.
At that time, a large number of blue-and-white was exported to
Europe by various ways. According to available data, in the 18tn
century, there were over 60 million pieces of porcelains exported
into Europe only in 100years. The unique style of Chinese porcelain
affected contemporaneous art of Europe. At that time, blue and
white porcelains often showed in European oil paintings.
Now the export porcelains in Qing Dynasty we presented have various
shapes and patterns. They are different from coeval domestic
porcelains visually which are more charming and distinctive. They
keep the traditional Chinese porcelain painting and obtain the
essence of Europe art. Export porcelains enable us to perceive the
prosperous oversea trade in those days and the compromise of
oriental and western art from a unique perspective.