We are all suckers for anything authentic. Whatever comes with the tag of originality is quickly wrapped in water-proof, fire-proof, leak-proof, stain-proof, germ-proof, human-proof... plastic. And what good is all that wrapping if not to display? So these original pieces find a place in our living rooms, until something more original than the actual original comes along.
This is exactly what this exhibit of Chinese ware is cashing in on. The ware displayed here is not just made in China, it also has strange nasal-sounding names like Qing Hua, Fen Cai and Yau Cai.
Everything here is porcelain. Everything on sale, that is. Some of the items are just for display, and are to be auctioned off at Sotheby's, London. The stuff consists of vases, urns, tea-sets, dining-sets, toothpick-holders, screens, dining-tables and stools, feng-shui pieces, bracelets, fish tanks, lamps, statues, mugs and a hundred more things. The pieces are either hand-printed or hand-painted at temperatures of more than 2000 degrees Celsius.
One of the vases here stands at 7 feet and took a whole 2 years to make. The other unique thing about the store is that there is just one piece of everything. The prices start at Rs. 50 and go upto as much as Rs. 48,000.
Please contact Hu Yong on 98480-56469 for further details.