Henceforth the history of ceramic development and fashion in China can best be studied through Ching-te Chen porcelain whether intended for court, domestic or export requirements. Of course there were innumerable kilns throughout China, particularly in the south-east, the south and the north. But there were not many centres of note receiving favoured patronage and the best known was probably Te-hua in Fukien province, where the deservedly celebrated ivory coloured or white porcelain known in the West as 'blanc-de-Chine' was made. One of the specialities of these kilns was figures such as Kuan-yin, Goddess of Mercy, and others from the Buddhist pantheon.
Hepburn Myrtle, 'Chinese Porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1977. pp6-7
J. Hepburn Myrtle, Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 6-7, 26. cat.no.39. See Further Information for text.
Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Feb 1977–26 Jun 1977