Porcelain House is a French style villa with a history of over 100-years, it decorated with more than 400 million pieces of ancient Chinese ceramic chips and over 13,000 ancient Chinese porcelain vases, plates and bowls. It has become one of Tianjin's most popular tourist attractions.
The Porcelain House is a priceless building decorated with about 4,000 pieces of ancient porcelain, 400 pieces of jade stone carving, 20 tons of crystal and agate andof ancient Chinese ceramic chips.
The Porcelain House is located in a bustling area,. Originally a 100 year old French style villa, the residence is a five-storied building with a total area of 3,000 square meters. Porcelain used to decorate the house can date back to the Han Dynasty. Visitors can almost find every type of chinaware from the house, which perfectly combines traditional Chinese architecture and western architecture.
On the roof of the house is embedded a 768-meter-long dragon relief made by over ten thousand pieces of porcelain and an eye-catching English word, ‘China’, with some Chinese characters and the flag of China on both sides. Inside the house there are many famous paintings comprisedceramic chips, including the world famous painting, Mona Lisa. Besides, the walls of the house are named the ‘peace wall’, consisting of 635 vases made during Republic China and the late Qing Dynasty.
Zhang Lianzhi, a 50-year-old porcelain collector from Tianjin and a successful businessman with an interest in art and. He has a profitable Cantonese-style restaurant chain. He has over 20 years collecting materials and five years completing the decoration of an old house with hundreds of millions of ancient porcelain fragments and tons of natural crystals. The whole transformation is rumored to have cost Zhang Lianzhi approximately 2 billion yuan ($315 million). About 80 percent of the porcelain used to cover the house comes from broken or damaged antiques, but the eccentric collector mixed up the different fragments and pasted them on the walls in such a way to conceal the damaged parts. In fact, most of them look intact. Zhang Lianzhi made sure elements of Chinese culture could be seen at every turn of his Porcelain House.
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