Inside the factory that makes those blue Chinese bowls you see everywhere

Jan 18, 2019

These bowls, called linglong (玲珑) porcelain, used to be everywhere in the West. And they all come from this one town in China.

We visited one of the last factories that still makes this style of blue and white porcelain, and deciphered the symbols that cover the bowl.

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Written by: Clarissa Wei

Produced and Shot by: Nathaniel Brown and Clarissa Wei

Edited by: Nicholas Ko

Animated by: Ray Ngan

Mastered by: Victor Peña