One day in Jingdezhen: China's porcelain hub (3)

14:59, July 04, 2011      

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Jingdezhen native Jiang Meirong, 72, owns a stall at this market and insists she only sells Jingdezhen porcelain because "other cities use lower firing temperatures so the porcelain breaks more easily."

"It's harder in Jingdezhen. And the clay is better here."

But that's not to say all of Jingdezhen's sidewalks are overflowing with copies. Many of the smaller shops sell more unique, original pieces.

Of course, those tend to come at a higher price, so where you shop comes down to whether you're more concerned with quality or cost.

For the women I'm with, it's a bit of both. And as the sun dips lower in the sky, they trickle back toward the growing pile of porcelain in all shapes and sizes, pleased with the deals they got.

This is, after all, a porcelain shopper's paradise. Source: ShanghaiDaily.com
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