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Cultural and Commercial Exchanges between China and the West: Heraldic Porcelain Fine Exhibition held in Dalian Modern Museum

 

From August 8 to December 9, 2014, an 90 days exhibition called Cultural and Commercial Exchanges between China and the West: Heraldic Porcelain Fine Exhibition will be held in Dalian Modern Museum, Liaoning Province, China.

 

 

The history of exporting porcelain in China is very long that could be tracked back to Tang Dynasty (618-907AD). From fifteenth Century to seventeenth Century with the opening of new routes, commercial revolution in Europe and overseas colonial movement of Western Europe, the cultural exchanges between the East and the west have substantially increased. That is when the European aristocracy began to custom-made the heraldic porcelain.

 

 
 

The name of Heraldic porcelain came out of the heraldry of the European Nobility printed on the surface of the porcelain. Began in the middle and late sixteenth Century, the Western aristocratic provided styles, patterns, heraldries and commissioned by the ceramic trader to custom-made the porcelain, the beauty of which could match the most prominent noble aristocracy and the European royalty best. According to the Swedish authorities to statistics, during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, there were more than 300 nobility in Europe who have customized heraldic porcelain in China. The heraldic porcelain, which represents authority and glory, become to be the witnesses of the exchange and collision of the East and West culture.