Chinese Export Porcelain Photos

After the American Revolution, American ship captains started importing Chinese porcelain, much of it designed for American tastes, to the United States. Oriental collections are found in American museums.

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Chinese export tea pot at Mobile Museum. Mobile, AL.Chinese export porcelain at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Porcelain plate painted with Chinese boating scene at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Chinese import covered porcelain tureen at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.
Chinese export tea pot at Mobile Museum. Mobile, AL.Chinese export porcelain at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Porcelain plate painted with Chinese boating scene at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Chinese import covered porcelain tureen at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.
Chinese-export porcelain bowl at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.Chinese import bowl at Hurlbut-Dunham House. Wethersfield, CT.Chinese export painted cut-corner porcelain bowl at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Chinese export punch bowl from estate of George & Martha Washington at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.
Chinese-export porcelain bowl at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.Chinese import bowl at Hurlbut-Dunham House. Wethersfield, CT.Chinese export painted cut-corner porcelain bowl at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Chinese export punch bowl from estate of George & Martha Washington at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.
Detail of Chinese export punch bowl from estate of Martha Washington at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Portrait over chest of drawers with Chinese export punchbowl at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Chinese export pitcher & basin at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Display of Chinese import & English porcelain in Michigan period library at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.
Detail of Chinese export punch bowl from estate of Martha Washington at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Portrait over chest of drawers with Chinese export punchbowl at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Chinese export pitcher & basin at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Display of Chinese import & English porcelain (late 18th C) in Michigan period library at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.
Chinese export plate with logo of Society of the Cincinnati was gift to George Washington at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.Chinese export plate with logo of Society of the Cincinnati was gift to George Washington at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.Chinese porcelain barrel seat at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Collection of oriental porcelain at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
Chinese export plate with logo of Society of the Cincinnati was gift to George Washington at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.Chinese export plate with logo of Society of the Cincinnati was gift to George Washington at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.Chinese porcelain barrel seat at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Collection of oriental porcelain at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
Zhangzhou, Chinese porcelain dish at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export porcelain table setting at Gardner Pingree House. Salem, MA.Chinese export porcelain tureen at Gardner Pingree House. Salem, MA.China export porcelain at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.
Zhangzhou, Chinese porcelain dish (late 1500s- early 1600s) at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export porcelain table setting at Gardner Pingree House. Salem, MA.Chinese export porcelain tureen at Gardner Pingree House. Salem, MA.China export porcelain at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.
Nippon hand painted vase in Newton Arts Building at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.Chinese export porcelain plate with American seal at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese export porcelain plates & cups with American theme at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese export porcelain plate with American eagle at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Nippon hand painted vase in Newton Arts Building at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.Chinese export porcelain plate with American seal at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese export porcelain plates & cups with American theme at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese export porcelain plate with American eagle at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Chinese export porcelain bowl with symbols of equality & justice at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese export porcelain bowl with American sailing ship at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese export porcelain cups & bowl with American eagle at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese export porcelain chocolate pot with painted crest with symbol of hope at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Chinese export porcelain bowl with symbols of equality & justice at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese export porcelain bowl with American sailing ship at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese export porcelain cups & bowl with American eagle at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese export porcelain chocolate pot with painted crest with symbol of hope at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Chinese export squirrel figure kendi from Jingdezhen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export frog figure kendi from Jingdezhen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export crayfish figure ewer from Jingdezhen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese toad porcelain container at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
Chinese export squirrel figure kendi (1573-1619) from Jingdezhen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export frog figure kendi (1573-1619) from Jingdezhen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export crayfish figure ewer (1580-1590) from Jingdezhen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese toad porcelain container (1650-1700) at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
Chinese export basin with crabs & carp from Jingdezhen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese porcelain plate from Jingdezhen, China at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese porcelain hare at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Fireplace mantle with Chinese export vase set & pair of two-arm oil lamps in Ohio period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.
Chinese export basin with crabs & carp (1662-1722) from Jingdezhen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese porcelain plate (1700-20) from Jingdezhen, China at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Chinese porcelain hare (1662-1722) at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Fireplace mantle with Chinese export vase set (1735-96) & pair of two-arm oil lamps in Ohio period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.
Chinese export porcelain bowls from Canton at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Chinese export crab tureen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export Scotsmen plate from Jingdezhen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese porcelain tea service with European scene at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Chinese export porcelain bowls from Canton (c1740) at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Chinese export crab tureen (1740-50) at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export Scotsmen plate (c1745) from Jingdezhen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese porcelain tea service with European scene (c1745) at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Chinese porcelain tureen & stand with coat of arms at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Chinese carp porcelain tureen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export bowl painted with anti-Stamp Act slogan "Pitt & Liberty" at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Marble table from New York City with Chinese export punch bowl at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Chinese porcelain tureen & stand with coat of arms (c1745) at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Chinese carp porcelain tureen (1750-80) at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export bowl (1760) painted with anti-Stamp Act slogan "Pitt & Liberty" at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Marble table (c1760) from New York City with Chinese export punch bowl (c1790) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Chinese export punch bowl & American silver ladle at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export carp tureen from Jingdezhen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese porcelain ox-head tureen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese porcelain boar's-head tureen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
Chinese export punch bowl (c1760) & American silver ladle at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export carp tureen (1760-80) from Jingdezhen at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese porcelain ox-head tureen (c1760) at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese porcelain boar's-head tureen (c1765) at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
Chinese export porcelain punch bowl written Arms of Liberty with image of John Wilkes, an Englishman who defended American Liberty, at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chinese export porcelain bowl on Chippendale-style slab table in Octagonal drawing room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Chinese export custard cups at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Chinese export punch bowl at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Chinese export porcelain punch bowl (c1769) written Arms of Liberty with image of John Wilkes, an Englishman who defended American Liberty, at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chinese export porcelain bowl (c1770) on Chippendale-style slab table (c1760) in Octagonal drawing room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Chinese export custard cups (1780-1820) at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Chinese export punch bowl (c1780-99) at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Chinese export porcelain tea bowl & dish with images of American sailing ships at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chinese export porcelain tea saucer with crest of Society of the Cincinnati at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese porcelain cup & saucer & silver cup by Richard Humphreys of Philadelphia, both owned by Jeremiah Wadsworth with his initials at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Chinese export porcelain tureen with arms of Elias Morgan family of CT at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Chinese export porcelain tea bowl & dish (1784-95) with images of American sailing ships at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chinese export porcelain tea saucer (c1784-5) with crest of Society of the Cincinnati at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese porcelain cup & saucer (c1785) & silver cup (c1788) by Richard Humphreys of Philadelphia, both owned by Jeremiah Wadsworth with his initials (JW) at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Chinese export porcelain tureen (1787-90) with arms of Elias Morgan family of CT at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Chinese export porcelain squarish bowl with corner notches at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Chinese porcelain vases & urns owned by Patty Olcott Butler with his initials at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Chinese porcelain tea caddy, cup & saucer owned by Patty Olcott Butler with his initials at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Chinese export blue & white cut-corner Canton porcelain bowl at Judson House. Stratford, CT.
Chinese export porcelain squarish bowl with corner notches (c1789) at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Chinese porcelain vases & urns (c1790) owned by Patty Olcott Butler with his initials (PB) at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Chinese porcelain tea caddy, cup & saucer (c1790) owned by Patty Olcott Butler with his initials (PB) at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Chinese export blue & white cut-corner Canton porcelain bowl (c1790-1800) at Judson House. Stratford, CT.
Chinese export porcelain including bowl & pitcher in Virginia period dining room at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Chinese export porcelain tray with symbol of Society of the Cincinnati at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Chinese export porcelain custard cups & mugs with symbol of Society of the Cincinnati at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Thoreau family Chinese export porcelain covered tureen at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.
Chinese export porcelain including bowl & pitcher (1790-1815) in Virginia period dining room (1800-10) at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Chinese export porcelain tray with symbol of Society of the Cincinnati (c1790) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Chinese export porcelain custard cups & mugs with symbol of Society of the Cincinnati (c1790) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Thoreau family Chinese export porcelain covered tureen (c1790) at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.
Chinese export porcelain punch bowl at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Chinese export porcelain dish with American eagle at Columbia River Maritime Museum. Astoria, OR.Chinese export porcelain coffeepot with purple trim at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Chinese export porcelain covered custard cup with American eagle & 14 stars at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Chinese export porcelain punch bowl (c1790) at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Chinese export porcelain dish with American eagle (c1790-1810) at Columbia River Maritime Museum. Astoria, OR.Chinese export porcelain coffeepot (c1790) with purple trim at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Chinese export porcelain covered custard cup with American eagle & 14 stars (c1791) at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Chinese export cup & plate with Great Seal of the United States at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export porcelain coffeepot with American eagle at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Copy of Chinese export plate made for Martha Washington replicated for President & Mrs. Wilson as a wedding gift at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. Staunton, VA.Chinese export porcelain flagon with Masonic symbols at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.
Chinese export cup & plate (c1794) with Great Seal of the United States at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Chinese export porcelain coffeepot (c1795) with American eagle at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Copy of Chinese export plate (c1795) made for Martha Washington replicated for President & Mrs. Wilson as a wedding gift at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. Staunton, VA.Chinese export porcelain flagon (c1800) with Masonic symbols at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.
Chinese export porcelain punch bowl with painting of foreign trading buildings of Canton at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.George Washington Memorial pattern tureens from China at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chinese export porcelain bowl at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Fireplace with Chinese export vases at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Chinese export porcelain punch bowl (c1800) with painting of foreign trading buildings (hongs) of Canton at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.George Washington Memorial pattern tureens (c1800) from China at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Chinese export porcelain bowl (c1800) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Fireplace with Chinese export vases (c1800) at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Collection of Chinese export porcelain at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Chinese export tureen with American eagle holding E Pluribus Unum ribbon & shield at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Corner hutch with collection of Chinese export porcelain in New York period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Chinese export teacup with green dragon pattern at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Collection of Chinese export porcelain (c1800) at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Chinese export tureen (c1815) with American eagle holding E Pluribus Unum ribbon & shield at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Corner hutch with collection of Chinese export porcelain in New York period parlor (1820s) at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Chinese export teacup (c1840) with green dragon pattern at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Chinese export porcelain jar painted with American shop at Columbia River Maritime Museum. Astoria, OR.Chinese silver export punch bowl by Hung Chong & Co., Shanghai at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.Overmantel mirror prob. Providence with Chinese export vases at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Chinese export porcelain jar painted with American shop (c1850) at Columbia River Maritime Museum. Astoria, OR.Chinese silver export punch bowl (c1875) by Hung Chong & Co., Shanghai at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.Overmantel mirror (c1890) prob. Providence with Chinese export vases (c1760-80) at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.

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