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Collecting Porcelain

Learn the ins and outs of collecting fine porcelain from around the world.

Collecting china is a favorite country pastime and there are so many colors and patterns available from all over the world. Sallie Anderson knows the ins and out of collecting porcelain — she's been dealing it for 35 years. Below are three different kinds in her collection.

Staffordshire pottery with the Texian Campaigne pattern was produced by the Staffodshire Pottery Company between 1848-1852 to commemorate the war between Mexico and the United States. It is the only Staffordshire pattern of any event west of the Mississippi River.

Blue Willow is an Asian porcelain with blue and white coloring. It was brought to America in the late 1800s by American ships traveling back from Canton, China.

Imari is a decorative Japanese china produced in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is easily distinguished by bright and beautiful colors.

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