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Octogenarian spends 6 million yuan to build porcelain palace

(People's Daily Online)    16:27, June 28, 2016
Octogenarian spends 6 million yuan to build porcelain palace
The "Porcelain Palace".

Spending about 6 million yuan ($902.400), a 86-year-old woman from eastern China’s Jiangxi province completed a museum with the purpose of collecting porcelain ware, china.com.cn reported. The project took her five years.

The woman named Yu Ermei is a businesswoman running a porcelain factory in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, also known as the "porcelain capital". She started to learn pottery art when she was 12 and had worked in the industry prior to starting her own business.

Her products are even sold to Russia and Thailand. As a collector, Yu also possesses a collection of more than 6,000 pieces of porcelain wares.

Yu first came up with the idea of building a museum collecting porcelain ware produced by herself in her fifties, and began to implement her plan at the age of 80.

The "Porcelain Palace", named by the old lady, was all designed by herself. Yu even had spent 4 Spring Festivals alone at the construction site.

With 5 years of endeavor, the "Porcelain Palace" has now taken shape. According to Yu, the palace is not only a realization of her dream, but also a contribution to the "porcelain capital". 


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