A porcelain Kraak dish from late Ming dynasty China. Kraak wares were commissioned by Dutch clients with modifications to suit Western tastes. Photo: Courtesy of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Chinese ceramics: everything you ever wanted to know in one show – including the reason for so many foreign knock-offs

Hong Kong exhibition underscores the flow of ideas about Chinese porcelain between East and West along the ‘maritime Silk Road’, from early counterfeits to Western commissions of tableware and even Christian figures

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A porcelain Kraak dish from late Ming dynasty China. Kraak wares were commissioned by Dutch clients with modifications to suit Western tastes. Photo: Courtesy of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the SCMP as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.