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Made in China: Export Porcelain from the Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection at Winterthur

Made in China: Export Porcelain from the Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection at Winterthur

Mint Museum RANDOLPH Jan 26 2008-Apr 20 2008   /  Made in China explores why the West has so long been fascinated with this precious material and chronicles the history of Chinese export porcelain from 1550 to 1850.

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About The Exhibition

Porcelain, with its fine white body, delicately painted decoration, and associations with exotic Asian lands, has long delighted and captivated Europeans and Americans. The exhibition Made in China explores why the West has so long been fascinated with this precious material and chronicles the history of Chinese export porcelain from 1550 to 1850. Porcelain is considered from a number of different perspectives: as a product of skilled Chinese artisans; as a valuable trade commodity; as a useful object of daily life, and as evidence of cultural interaction between Asia and the West. Approximately 150 pieces of drinking, dining and decorative wares are included in the exhibition, ranging in size from tiny tea bowls to monumental vases. Each is a masterwork of Chinese porcelain production.

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