Porcelain was first founded by the Chinese in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). Known for its durability, versatility, and visual appeal, porcelain has endured through many centuries, many countries and many forms. It has three distinct types: hard paste, soft paste, and bone china. To arrive at a finished product, all ceramics are made by heating their constituent materials in a kiln at temperatures between 1,200 and 1,400 C. They also must contain kaolin which is a soft white clay. It is the temperatures which will determine which category the porcelain will become. Porcelain ceramics are notable for their strength as the hardness stems from the process. Porcelain is impermeable, hard, highly resistant to thermal and chemical shocks, translucent (depending on thickness) and very strong.
Our inventory is always changing, but our commitment to offering you fine quality and beauty remains constant. We have a very diverse stock of porcelain and pottery ranging from lovely English, vibrant Chinese Export and exquisite Continental merchandise. Wyler Antiques is an invaluable source for designers, collectors and antique lovers who are looking for something exquisite from an era of superb taste and craftsmanship as well as individuals who are just starting to learn about porcelain and pottery.