Canton Repair and Restoration

When the 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War, China and America could start to trade directly. Canton porcelains soon become a popular import that lasted until the early twentieth century. These porcelains were widely affordable during this time, so they were common tableware for families of various economic levels. Canton porcelains are typically categorized by their blue and white decorations.

The earliest datable piece of Canton was recovered from the wrecked Diana, which sunk in 1807. In the United States, the first documented Canton import was a shipment received in 1797 to a Rhode Island merchant. Another common Chinese porcelain import during this time was Nanking porcelains, which are often confused as Canton’s. Canton wares were painted more hurriedly, and the landscapes feature less detail than Nankings. While most Nanking porcelains feature a figure in a teahouse in the landscape motif, there is no figure in the teahouse in Canton porcelains.

A common feature on Canton porcelains is a blue band border that contains a crisscrossed lattice of heavier blue, followed by an inner border with swags and scallops. They can have a second border pattern that replicates the first border or two parallel bands of diagonal lines. The center of many Canton porcelains is a landscape design featuring items like a stream, boats and distant mountains.

Due to the fact that Canton porcelains range in ceramic pastes, glazes and painted designs, they can range in quality. Dean Schulefand & Associates specialize in restoring and conserving your Canton porcelain wares. For over 30 years, Dean Schulefand is one of few specialists in the US who is experienced in Canton repair and restoration. He is personally involved in the repair and restoration of every facet to ensure the best in quality with excellent results.

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