Tiles to Teapots

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Colonists began importing porcelain in the 18th century and as its popularity grew, so, too, did the kinds of porcelain objects and the variety of hand-painted designs being produced. How was porcelain made? Why did it become such an important product in the China Trade? What do the bats, butterflies, crickets, fish, and weeping willows symbolize? Enjoy the beauty, craftsmanship and layered meanings as you learn about all things porcelain, from Tiles to Teapots!