What makes Chinese porcelain so valuable?
“The main things that determine the value of a piece are the market for that type of piece, its condition, and the provenance,” Paloympis explains. The first two criteria seem obvious, but a works provenance—the record of its past ownership—holds an exceptional importance in the world of Chinese ceramics.
Is Chinese porcelain still used today?
Today, porcelains application has been extended to various fields. In electronics, porcelain (and ceramic derivatives) is widely used for insulating material due to its excellent non-conductivity.
What is the most expensive pottery in the world?
1. Qianlong Vase - $53 Million. In a recent auction, the Chinese Qianlong vase set a new record as the most expensive porcelain item ever sold in an auction, when it sold for an astounding $53 million.
Is Chinese porcelain heavy?
Compared to bone china, porcelain tends to be significantly heavier and more brittle, which can lead to chipping.