Nanjing hosts European porcelain exhibit
Updated: 2013-12-19 10:58
A porcelain piece featuring two figures from Staffordshire, England is on display at the Nanjing Municipal Museum, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, December 18, 2013. [Photo/icpress]
The exhibition features over 100 exquisite European porcelain wares from the 18th and 19th centuries made in famous porcelain manufacturing cities such as Meissen and Dresden in Germany, and Wedgewood, UK and Sevres, France.
Titled "East wind blowing westwards," the exhibit reveals how Chinese porcelain played an important role in the development history of European porcelain. Many Chinese influences can be seen in the European porcelain currently on display in Nanjing.
Some of the porcelain pieces exhibited were used by European royal families, while some of the pieces also represent European people's life. All of the pieces at the exhibit were donated by the Canadian collector Laszlo Parakovits and his wife.