For 2,000 years, the Far East has nurtured ceramics as an art form. Artisans tap into their ancestral roots by bringing time-honored techniques and ancient designs into the now.
Our stunning collection of chinoiserie temple jars and vases is modeled after authentic works-of-art dating to China’s Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 A.D.). Crafted in remote Chinese villages, these handmade ceramics work beautifully as stand-alone pieces. We also love creating an impactful landscape by grouping pieces from different periods together.
There’s a plethora of fanciful Far East porcelains to explore. Here, we’ve grouped a few of our favorites by technique and dynasty.
Based on authentic works of art from the Ming Dynasty, artisans handpaint oriental landscapes, floral designs, dragons and the double happiness symbol in vibrant shades of reds and blues onto the chinoiserie vases and jars.
Denoting both the type of glaze and color, celadon ceramics are handcrafted by Chinese artisans, using centuries-old techniques to sculpt, polish, fire, paint and glaze the iconic shapes.
Aglow in rich, verdant tones, the unique coloring of the emerald vase and pot is achieved by a copper-infused glaze. An homage to Eastern Han period ceramics, each piece is artisan-made and has unique variations in color.
The perfect pairing for your chinoiserie ceramics, our stunning stoneware looks ravishing interspersed with classic chinoiserie, celadon and copper-infused pieces.
Inspired by Tang Dynasty ceramics, our Turquoise Pot boasts a brilliant peacock-blue hue achieved by an alkaline mix that uses copper oxide.
Another popular styling dating back to the Ming Dynasty, blanc de chine, or white Chinese porcelain, possesses understated elegance. Clay is wheel-thrown and fired into sleek silhouettes with a striking white glaze.