Chinese Antiquities

Explore the Chinese world and find:
  • Antique Porcelain
  • Terracotta Figures
  • Jade Amulets & Figures

China's History

China has a long and rich history made up of many dynasties. The timeline is for the most important and known dynasties.

  • Shang-Dynasty (1600 - 1046 b.c.)
  • Zhou-Dynasty (1045 - 221 b.c.)
  • Han-Dynasty (206 b.c. - 220 a.d.)
  • Tang-Dynasty (618 - 907 a.d.)
  • Song-Dynasty (960 - 1297 a.d.)
  • Ming-Dynasty (1368 - 1644 a.d.)
  • Qing-Dynasty (1644 - 1912 a.d.)
  • The Chinese Republic (1912 - Now)

All these periods have each of their artistical signatures. The Song-Dynasty porcelain is typically monochrome. The Ming-Dynasty is the dynasty with the most diversity and amount of grave figures. The Qing-Dynasty porcelain is of extremely high quality and there is used many different colours.

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