Chinese Dinnerware - Oriental Dinnerware - Japanese Dinnerware

I have found that when people search for Chinese dinnerware, they most often are looking for dinnerware for serving oriental dishes, rather than dinnerware sets that are made in China. Therefore, I've combined Chinese and Japanese dinnerware with oriental dinnerware to ensure that my guests can find dinnerware sets are that ideal for their mission.

First and foremost, let's take a look at the history of dinnerware that comes from China for those who are actually interested in collecting dishes that are made in China. A lot of antique, vintage and modern dinnerware was inspired by Chinese art in the field of ceramics and porcelain, which is why, even today, fine porcelain dinnerware sets are still called china.

History of Chinese Dinnerware

In China, ceramics are a noteworthy form of Chinese art. It ranges from hand-made pottery to porcelain creations. In fact, it has been deemed that the earliest pottery found originated in China thousands of years ago.


Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty (The Culture & Civilization of China)

The forms of ceramic ware and porcelain went through several developments throughout the years. It seems that the type and style of dinnerware changes with the dynasties that ruled China throughout history. This is an interesting concept to study if you intend to create a meaningful collection.

Oriental Dinnerware Sets

If you are simply looking for dishes to serve Chinese, Japanese or other oriental cuisine, you might find these sets to be of interest.


Zen Style Stoneware Porcelain Kung Fu Set


Japanese Dinnerware Set

This dinnerware is great for serving oriental food. It is also nice to have some of the modern gadgets for preparing Chinese cuisine.


Joyce Chen Bamboo Steamer Set


Joyce Chen 3-Tier Chinese Steamer


Norpro 10-Piece Wok Set


Panasonic Rice Cooker


Shun Classic Chinese Vegetable Cleaver


Having the right tools can make creating a meal of Chinese cuisine so much easier.

Blue and White Porcelain

Chinese designs have always been an inspiration to dinnerware designers and producers. The forever famous Blue Willow pattern, originally designed by Thomas Minton in the 1700s in England, was inspired by dinnerware that imported from China.


Churchill China Blue Willow

Today, there are many dinnerware manufacturers that produce dinnerware in the Blue Willow pattern.