Welcome to Jingdezhen porcelain capital of China

 

 

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Wall vase, Jingdezhen  Photo by Paul Harris

We have now arrived in Jingdezhen, not without reason dubbed the porcelain capital of China. Porcelain and pottery has been made here for more than 1700 years although the name of this place was changed to Jingdezhen only 700 or so years ago. Porcelain is everywhere . . .  .

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Public convenience, Jingdezhen   Photo by Paul Harris

In this, our first posting from the porcelain capital of China, we are putting up some of the more unusual places we have sighted use of porcelain. . . we’ll get serious rather later.

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Drainage channel, Kiln & Folk Museum, Jingdezhen  Photo Paul Harris

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Porcelain litter bins in blue & white, Jingdezhen  Photo Paul Harris

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And even the lamp posts are made of blue & white porcelain in Jingdezhen!

Photo by Paul Harris

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