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Undeniably Versatile: Living with Blue & White Ceramics

The universality, profound and lasting appeal, and decorative versatility of “blue & white” ceramics is undeniable. Through centuries and across continents, blue-decorated white- or off-white-bodied ceramics are nearly ubiquitous. This is due to a combination of reasons: available materials, certain production efficiencies, and, of course, the enduring popularity of the color combination.

Set of Three Blue and White Export Serving Dishes, China, 18th/19th century, estimate: $300-500

Generally, antique ceramics derive from local clay and materials—many of which are light in color—from bright white to dull gray.… Read More