The evolution of china

In the seventeenth century, Chinese porcelain was a hot commodity.  Everyone wanted a form of it, whether it be the wealthy with the real porcelain shipped from China or the lower classes with the Delftware. For the most part china was used as plate ware for elegant occasions or as decoration, but as time went on it was used more and more often. Today, most households have their “fine china” that never gets used, but that does not mean the designs of Chinese porcelain are not present. As my photo shows, even paper plates have a Chinese porcelain design on them. The look never disappeared, and in fact it has reappeared on many other surfaces.