Chinese Export Repair and Restoration
Chinese porcelain first landed in Europe in the thirteenth century thanks to the Marco Polo’s explorations. At this time in history, it was worth more than gold, yet it took a few more centuries for the Chinese Export industry to really take off. The term “Chinese Export” refers to all Chinese porcelains made in China. They became popular exports to America and Europe from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. Chinese Exports often arrived in Europe via the Dutch East Indies Company, who had special trading privileges with China and Japan.
Most early Chinese Export wares were made in Ching te Chen. As demand grew, the painting aspect relocated to Canton. Originally, Chinese Export wares were made with delicate and subtle patterns, but over time, these wares were adapted to suit a more Western style, color and subject. This included coats of arms, insignias, family monograms, American flags, American eagles, the Great Seal of the United States and portraits of patriots like George Washington.
Some of the most desired Chinese Exports come from Canton, Celadon and Nanking. One of the most recognizable lines is Rose Medallion, which features a center medallion and four or more panels featuring Chinese figures, birds, fruits, flowers and butterflies. The most commonly found Chinese Export wares are plates and saucers; coffee pots, large platters and teapots are more difficult to find.
With Chinese Export ware, condition determines value. Chips, scratches and hairline cracks detract from the value. Commission Dean Schulefand & Associates to assist with your Chinese Export repair and restoration needs. For over 30 years, Dean Schulefand is one of few specialists in the US who is experienced in Chinese Export 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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