The Imperial Chinese factory at Jingdezhen began exporting Chinese porcelain plates to Europe on a large scale during the Ming Dynasty, under the reign of Wanli Emperor (1572-1620). The Qing dynasty (1644-1911) took this exporting even further. During the Kangxi period (1662-1722), the Chinese perfected their previous techniques for hand-painted blue-and-white chinaware. When the 45-year-old Yongzheng emperor ascended to the throne in...Continue Reading