• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • You already know Dokkio is an AI-powered assistant to organize & manage your digital files & messages. Very soon, Dokkio will support Outlook as well as One Drive. Check it out today!


Made in China

Made in China: Export Porcelains from the Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection at Winterthur


January 26, 2008 - April 20, 2008

Jones, Dwelle and Belk Galleries


Mint Museum of Art


Made in China, a traveling exhibition organized by the Winterthur Museum, showcases Chinese export porcelain from 1550 to 1850. With approximately 150 pieces, this exhibit includes examples of drinking, dining and decorative wares. Varying in size from small tea bowls to large vases, the works demonstrate the various aspects of porcelain: as a product of skilled Chinese artisans, as a valuable trade commodity, as a useful object of everyday life and as an example of cultural interaction between East and West.



Handouts to Print and Bring with You!

Print out the Family Fun Guide created by Mint staff and bring it with you to the exhibition! Also available are special handouts from Winterthur; all created to enhance your visit. Check out these special resources! 


Made in China family fun guide.pdf 




Chinese Dynasties.pdf


Plate Border Designs.pdf


What Is A Coat of Arms.pdf



Selected Print Resources

  • Ayers, John. Porcelain for palaces : the fashion for Japan in Europe, 1650-1750. [London] : Oriental Ceramic Society, c1990. NK4567 .A97  - Over 350 porcelain pieces from European collections demonstrate Chinese and Japanese wares from the mid 17th to mid 18th centuries.
  • Carswell, John, 1931-. Blue & white : Chinese porcelain around the world. Chicago : Art Media Resources, 2000. NK4165 .C25 . A chronological look  at " the movement of Chinese porcelain from its source, what stimulated this trade and what effect it had on the rest of the world". Includes over 200 illustrations and photographs, the majority in color.
  • Emerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen and Mimi Gardner Gates. Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 2000. NK 4565 .E46 2000 Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, this catalog is an excellent source of information on the influence of East/West trade on all aspects of the decorative arts. Recommended by Curator of Decorative Arts Brian Gallagher!
  • Fuchs, Ronald W. Made in China: Export Porcelain from the Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection at Winterthur. Exhibition catalogue. Winterthur, Del.: Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 2005. NK4565.5 .F83 2005 Fully illustrated, this is the catalog accompanying the exhibition.
  • Godden, Geoffrey A. Oriental export market porcelain and its influence on European wares. London: Granada, 1979. NK4565.5 .G62    -Godden explores the interplay between 18th century Chinese export wares and those of British manufacturers.  He connects the two and shows the influence  of the Chinese porcelain on the growing British market. With 300 photographs.
  • Howard, David Sanctuary. Chinese armorial porcelain. London : Faber, 1974-2003. NK4565.5 .H68    - An extensive directory of an art form described by Howard as "the point where a number of ways meet: the painting of Chinese armorial porcelain in the eighteenth century-the amalgam of Chinese, and later, European styles which followed each other with great rapidity-the use of arms on porcelain to give a new extension to the art of heraldry first used as identification in battle-the social history revealed by analysis of those who spent their lives in the East India Companies the story of those who lived in eighteenth-century England and ordered this porcelain-and a glimpse of the greatest trading empire ever built, the "Honourable East India Company." With 25 color plates and hundreds of photographs of Chinese armorial porcelain.
  • Howard, David Sanctuary. China for the West : Chinese porcelain & other decorative arts for export illustrated from the Mottahedeh Collection. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1978. NK4565.5 .H67 OVER   - Howard focuses on the porcelain collection of Rafi and Mildred Mottahedeh and describes over 350 pieces.
  • Le Corbeiller, Clare. China trade porcelain: a study in double reflections. New York : China House Gallery, [1973] Le Corbeiller, Clare. China trade porcelain: a study in double reflections. New York : China House Gallery, [1973]  NK4565.5 .L42  - Printed with an exhibition at the China House Gallery   in New York during 1973-4, the book contains 64 plates of porcelains expoted to the West from 1517 to about 1800. 
  • Le Corbeiller, Clare. China trade porcelain: patterns of exchange: additions to the Helena Woolworth McCann Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art; distributed by New York Graphic Society, 1974]. NK4565.5 .L43    - " deals with fifty-two pieces or groups of pieces added since 1955 to the Metropolitan Museum's well kown Helena Woolworth McCann Colection of China trade Porcelain ".
  • Mudge, Jean McClure. Chinese export porcelain for American trade, 1785-1835. [Newark] : University of Delaware Press, 1962 [i.e. 1963]. NK4565 .M8    - An historic and aesthetic approach to the subject, Mudge looks at the American relationship with the Chinese porcelain trade. With 136 illustrations.
  • Palmer, Arlene M. A Winterthur Guide to Chinese Export Porcelain. NY: Crown Publishers, 1976. NK4565.5 .P34 1976 Overview of porcelain trade with China with images and descriptions of a variety of porcelain objects.
  • The Library of The Mint Museum contains a large number of titles on Chinese export porcelain and its the influences on European and American decorative arts. Titles range from limited editions and 17th century texts to scholarly reference to exhibition catalogs. Titles in the library include both volumes of Howard's ''Chinese Armorial Porcelain,'' and his ''China for the West,'' Espirs's ''European Decoration on Oriental Porcelain, 1700-1830'' as well as many, many others. For more information, contact the librarian at library@themintmuseums.org.



Selected Online Resources

  • East and West: Chinese Export Porcelain A brief overview of export porcelain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art which provides links to objects from their collection.
  • Antiques magazine published this article by Ron Fuchs, curator of the ''Made in China''exhibition.
  • Bibliography of Chinese (and Japanese) export porcelain provided by the Smithsonian Institution.
  • From Gotheborg.com, the self-described "largest and most comprehensive site on the Internet " for antique Chinese porcelain, an excellent glossary of terms. Lots of other good information on the site as well.
  • From Jingdezhen, China, a city of porcelain manufacture for 2000 years and the source for many of the items on exhibit, read this history of porcelain .
  • Porcelain exported from China to Europe at the close of the seventeenth century included more examples of decoration with coats of arms and crests. Many members of the aristocracy, gentry and wealthy families ordered armorial services as a mark of prestige and pride in the family name. One way in which the Chinese artisans replicated the designs was to copy from European bookplates. On rare occasions, American pieces were also decorated in this manner.Check out this site for information about Heraldry symbols, colors and design.
  • For a look at how coats of arms are created, visit Design a Coat of Arms (link is no longer available) at the Victoria and Albert Museum's website.


Also check out the mintwiki page for An American Vision: Henry Francis Du Pont's Winterthur Museum, specifically the section East Meets West.




Page created by Shawn Reynolds, Library Assistant.