Resources for Chinese Ceramics and Porcelains

Resource ListWe plan to keep adding to this page as time permits and we identify other terrific resources. If you discover some good ones on your own, please contact us to see about adding to this list.Should you happen to come across some great ones on your own, feel free to reach out to us so we may consider adding them to this list



General Information

The Antique Chinese and Japanese Porcelain Collectors' Help and Info Page - an amazingly detailed collection of information on both Chinese and Japanese Porcelain. Definitely familiarize yourself with the information here.

Collecting Chinese Porcelains Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain The Chinese Antique Porcelain site  has been helping readers avoid fakes for 14 years. - A comprehensive set of resources for Chinese art collectors. Most pages are free of charge to access


Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain- Ceramics Dating  Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Asia China Trade Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

History Timeline Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Chronology and History of China

Chinese Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain


Different types of Chinese porcelains Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Peranakan Chinese Porcelain: Vibrant Festive Ware of the Straits Chinese Book

Chinese Kangxi Famille Verte Porcelain Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Qing Famille Verte Porcelain

Chinese Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Chinese Armorial Porcelain Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Antique Chinese Famille-Rose Porcelain Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain

Jiajing Blue and White Porcelain Photo Archive

Rare Chinese Yixing Pottery Teapots, Vases and Scholars’ Objects

Visual Properties


Enamels on Chinese ceramics

Blue notes: A guide to Chinese blue-and-white porcelain Christies

Blue Pigments Used in Chinese Porcelain Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

The Use of Copper Red in Chinese Ceramics Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain


Stories on a Plate Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

The Eight Daoist Immortals Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Reign marks

Antique China Marks a comparison China marks from different origins Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Antique Porcelain Marks on Chinese Ceramics Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Chinese marks

Marks on 20th Century Chinese Porcelain

Chinese Reign Marks (Anthony Gray) Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Chinese Porcelain Reign Marks An Introduction; Chinese Reign Marks Are Nice, But Never Proof


Antique Chinese Vases Forms-Shapes-Dating Them | Asian Art WeChat-Chinese Art

Kiln Support Marks (Spur Marks)

Identification of Fakes

Antique Porcelain Age Signs Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Firing Faults in Ancient Chinese Porcelain Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Antique Porcelain Reproductions Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Antique Porcelain Authentication Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Porcelain Age Faking Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

European Porcelain Copies of Chinese Designs (Chinoiserie) Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

How to determine authenticity of ancient ceramics without TL Test

TL-testing of porcelain/TL-labs/other ways of authentication

Chinese Kilns

Visit to Jingdezhen 1992

List of modern Chinese Porcelain Factories

Major Collections (to view and study pieces for yourself)

Major collections around the World - Publicly accessible major Chinese porcelain collections in museums and other places. These consist mostly either of items from imperial kilns or high-quality porcelain from private kilns.

Beijing exhibition 2005 - The Swedish exhibition of Chinese Porcelain at the Palace Museum, Beijing, 2005

Chinese Museum Online

Sir Percival David Foundation 1,600 Images at the British Museum, well described and amazing objects.

The National Palace Museum Collection Piles of Images and Translatable

Metropolitan Museum NY Asian Collection - Good images, searchable and getting better!

Chinese Collection; Freer Sackler Gallery - Over 13,000 objects, all searchable, indexed and enlargeable.

Buying Tips

Buying Tips for Beginning a Collection Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Investing in Nyonyaware The Edge Malaysia

Price Guide for Nyonyawares Carters Australia

Investing in Chinese Art Versus Collecting Chinese Art

About Bidamount Global Auction Members Auctioneer Report Card - A no charge abbreviation of the ranking of auction houses on Liveauctioneers, Bidsquare and iNvaluable that Peter Combs provides to his paid members.

Misc Topics

Repairs Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Glossary of Terms

Collecting Chinese Porcelain Collecting Antique Chinese Porcelain

Gotheborg Glossary

Discussion Groups and Boards

Antique Chinese and Japanese Porcelain Collectors' Discussion Board

The BidAmount Asian Art Forum | Chinese Art

Facebook Groups

Chinese & Japanese Art & Antiques Advertisement Group (Porcelain, Painting, etc)


Straits Chinese Porcelain (Nyonya Wares)

Yixing Teapot Marks 

Chinese Ming ceramics, porcelains (and beyond)

Collecting Chinese, Japanese & Asian Antiques International

Chinese Porcelain - Identification and Valuation (Group)

Chinese Canton and Beijing Enamels. Peking glass and Vitreous

Chinese Export Armorial Porcelain

Chinese Export Porcelain Collectors

China Trade Porcelain of te 18th Century 

Kangxi Porcelain

buying and selling antique porcelain china dynasty era

Chinese Antiques Marks Identification and Research

Collecting Chinese Shiwan Pottery

Republic Period and early Post Cultural Revolution Porcelains

Chinese Works Of Art Buy/Sell

Collecting Chinese Ceramics & Art

CELADON & (Sang de boeuf, Tenmoku, Jun Yao Yun)

Early Chinese ceramics and porcelain

Books and other Resources

Finding the right Chinese art reference books as well as Japanese and related objects about Asian art is essential to further gain understanding in your collecting journey.

Gotheborg personal recommendations on good books to add to your library

How to Identify Old Chinese Porcelain - A.C. McClurg & Co (Chicago), 1907

Build a Great Library (Bidamount)

Weekly Videos from Peter Combs (Bidamount) with Weekly Auction Results, Spotting Fakes, Collecting, Buying and Selling. He’s an amazing resource - and it’s all for free!

Books for Sale on our Website - this link includes all our books, not just those about Chinese Ceramics, but it is very easy to browse for those on Chinese Ceramics.