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Chinese Porcelain

China of the Most Fashionable Sort: Chinese Export Porcelain in Colonial America

Through September 30

Chinese export porcelain played an important role in the lives of 18thcolonists. From shopkeepers to gentlemen, widows to blacksmiths, 18thcentury people wanted to own Chinese porcelain dishes. This exhibit illustrates the wide variety of Chinese porcelain that was available in colonial America. Particular emphasis is placed on pieces with histories in Virginia, and objects recovered from archaeological excavations.

On view in the June Weldon Focus Room

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