Canton Ware - (Ceramics Porcelain) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Canton Ware - (Ceramics, Porcelain) One of the most important ports in China and connected by rivers and waterways with the great porcelain making centre of Ching-te-Chen; it was therefore only natural that decorating workshops should be established at Canton to take advantage of the export trade to the West. Canton enamelware dates from about 1725. Most of the 'Oriental Lowestoft' was decorated here and the industry flourished well into the nineteenth century.


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