Oldest China Works Secret Tips





Thinking we could rock up to Hong Kong and come home with suitcases full of those gorgeous Hampton Style ginger jars was ridiculous.  



The elusive blue and white ginger jar was very difficult to find, believe it or not.  Not wanting something from the Ming dynasty costing an arm and a leg we researched high and low for shops selling these beautiful pieces at a reasonable price. 



Thrilled that we had done some prior research we stumbled across the very last factory to sell hand painted porcelain including our ginger jars.  





Yuet Ting China works, situated in Kowloon Bay was a very special gold mine, or porcelain mine.  Thinking it would be difficult to find, but keen to get our ginger jars, we set off on our ceramics adventure.

Getting there


Yuet Tung China Works 
Unit 1-3, 3/F, Kowloon Bay Industrial Centre, 15 Wang Hoi Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong 


MTR Kowloon Bay station Exit B



Walk through large modern shopping centre to exit down a wide set of stairs. Turn right on the main road and shop name is across the road in a small dark door way to apartment.  Take the lift up to the third floor.  Very easy to find.

Info


www.porcelainware.com.hk 
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm

CASH ONLY!
Take a number of fold up bags or backpack to carry your items home



So... This is where is gets hilarious.  




This place is literally jammed packed with the most beautiful porcelain.  You will be asked to leave your bags at the door.  Why?  because if you literally sneeze everything will come crashing down.  




Sky high plates, sauces, bowls, ginger jars tower over you from every side.  



porcelain heaven smile!

Shuffling sideways like crabs we started our slow journey through this fabulous store.  



Weaving in and out the mountains of ceramics you will discover hidden treasures and an old lady or man or two hunched over, hand painting each ceramic piece. 




We spent the first hour just looking in every nook and cranny, then repeating the process selecting our special pieces.  




These pieces are not cheap but not expensive either.  Ginger jars ranged from around $30 to hundreds of dollars.  Plates from around $6 to very expensive. 

Lovely Anita hand wrapped our pieces in volumes of old newspaper and boxes.  Luckily we had brought a number of fold up bags and a small backpack to carry our items. Returning back to our hotel feeling very proud of ourselves we continued on to the rest of our ceramics adventure.





Read here about our other hidden ceramic shop finds in Hong Kong


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