Off-Ramp for August 19, 2006

Trade Roots

Mercer 7377


This piece of Chinese porcelain was made for a wealthy Colonial who revered George Washington and was willing to wait two years to get it.

For 300 years, China was the world's Pottery Barn. The Long Beach Museum of Art has a new exhibit of porcelain made in China from 1550-1850 for Europe, Asia, and North America. The quality was excellent, but it took two years to fill an order.

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