of artistic porcelain plates
Seeking for beauty is
the native ability for human being. With the development of the society,
the kinds and amount increased step by step. The technical level was
improved too. The texture of artistic plate include ceramics, metal,
wood, lacquer, stone, chemical resources and so on. The veins on the
plate are also of various kinds, such as people, animals, plants,
scenery, characters, etc.
the improvement of people' living standard, artistic plates
play an important role in decorating houses and environment.
Since 1985, I have collected more than 2500 artistic porcelain
plates. The following is my view on collection of such plates.
Artistic porcelain plate is not only a special kind of artistic
products but also represent the achievements of artists, sculptors
in different periods. They merge various artistic achievements
into a whole and manifest the fancies and beliefs of different
people. On the plate, the design of people who are worshipped
can easily be seen. Collection of artistic plates is not only
the accumulation of Chinese artistic achievements but also the
protection of cultural legacy.
Collecting artistic plates
is a kind of investment which can not only accumulate wealth but also
make an increment. Some plates became more and more expensive as time
went by, including old plates and those made by famous artists. Some
plates which were made to memorize great events were cheap but limited.
With the passage of time, they became less and unavailable, so the
price increased accordingly. Nowadays some commemorative plates were
used as gifts and collected by different people.
appreciating artistic plates, you can not only know the knowledge
about history, geography, biology, literature, religion, traditions
and the making of artistic plates, but also improve your ability
in appreciating. So it is a good choice for people to regard
collecting artistic plates as a hobby or relaxation in their
Various measures, effective preservation, research and appreciation
are needed when collecting ceramic plates so as to bring their value
2. Effective preservation
of artistic plates.
Various ways are needed when collecting artistic plates.
The production and distribution of ceramic plates vary according
to time and places. The fact is always like this: in the ceramic
research base, you can find quite a lot artistic plates. Some
products made by famous artists can only be bought in special
stores or exhibition halls. The old ones, on the other hand,
can be found in antique market. So if you want to by some satisfactory
plates, you'd better go to the ceramic base or the antique market.
Besides, you can also turn to your relatives or friends.
After collecting the plates, you should make a general list first,
then save related data and set the document. In order to easily appreciate
the plates, you should display your plates as many as possible according
to the time, kind, design, size and so on.
In order to improve my
ability in appreciating and collecting, I began to subscibe collections
from 1993 so as to learn the knowledge about the production and decoration
of such ceramic plates.
Publicize and communicate for appreciation together
Collection of artistic plates should not be limited to collectors
themselves. It should be shared by different people as many
as possible. So exhibition is the best way for communication.
My artistic plates have been publicly displayed for three times
and won high reputation each time. So the plates became memorable
Set up collecting organization and exhibition.
In May 1998, Shandong Arts and Crafts of Plates Committee was
founded. The committee members include researchers, collectors,
plate lovers and those who sell artistic plates. My exhibition
hall for artistic plates was founded in March 2002 which includes
more than 2500 artistic plates and their related data.