Posted by Elaine on July 04, 1997 at 12:22:18:
In reply to Re: China and Porcelain....short answer posted by Caroline on July 02, 1997 at 23:53:51
There was a craze for things chinese, along with other things eastern and classical. many families had a member in service in India, Hongkong, Singapore and similar places. So there were copies of eastern stuff made, on a larges scale...
Hong Kong was ceded to Britain in 1842, after the first of the Opium Wars beginning in 1839. As this is after publication of P&P, was there actually British stationing in China before the onset of the Opium Wars?
P.S. Everyone has been so wonderful with the posts on the lists! Thank you.
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