On Wednesday, February 17th, IWC held the February Coffee Morning on Zoom and had a fascinating presentation from member Alexandra Grais.
One of her passions is collecting Chinese export porcelain. Having worked as a cataloger and Director at a famous auction house for many years, Alexandra talked to us about the history of the various types of porcelain, gave us some tips about how to recognize authentic Chinese porcelain, and showed us many of the beautiful items in her collection.
Thank you Alexandra for a rich and engaging hour.
Here are the photos from the event:
Chinese Famille Verte porcelain vase, Kangxi (1662-1722) period
Chinese Famille Rose porcelain charger, Yingzheng (1723-1735) period
Chinese Famille Rose porcelain saucer, Yingzheng (1723-1735) period
Chinese Fitzhugh blue and white porcelain plate, Qianlong (1736-1796) period
Chinese Famille Rose porcelain plate, late Qianlong (1736-1796) period, made for Alexander Hamilton
Chinese Famille Rose porcelain bottle vase, ca. 1980