Why is Chinese porcelain highly valued in the Western world?
Chinese porcelain was highly prized in the West and in the Islamic World even after Europeans found out how to replicate it themselves in the 1700s. The artwork was exotic, the colors were bright and beautiful, the artistic pieces were durable and useful, and the pieces were comparatively inexpensive.
How much is my Chinese vase worth?
Look for a mark on the bottom of the vase. Marks may reflect the name of the company that made the vase, as well as the name of its designer. When the vase has a company name and an artists name, it may be worth more than if it simply has a company name. Marks may be inked, painted or engraved into the bottom.