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Culture Insider: How to distinguish doucai, wucai, Famille-rose and enamel porcelain

Updated: 2015-01-22 10:54:28

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A comparison of doucai, wucai, famille-rose and enamel [Photo provided by China Guardian]

There is much confusion over the meaning of the terms doucai, wucai, famille-rose and enamel when referring to Chinese porcelain. In essence, all the terms above refer to a form of overglazed enameled ware that can be distinguished by their appearance. Here are some ways to determine whether a ware is doucai, wucai, famille-rose or enamel.

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