Middle Kingdom started in 1998 with the goal to create exceptional Chinese porcelain for a modern audience. The founders Bo Jia and Alison Alten, have contributed a fresh and invigorating style to the genre, inspired by a long and distinguished history of design and craftsmanship in Chinese porcelain. The porcelain wares are handmade by artisans in the ancient kiln city of Jingdezhen. Middle Kingdom has successfully infused a modern aesthetic into an age-old art form and broadened porcelain traditions for a modern audience.
Cobalt Guild, their sister brand, draws direct inspiration from the history, artistry and creativity of traditional Chinese blue and white porcelain. Each piece relays a story rich in metaphor, ceremony and cultural exchange. Cobalt Guild offers an assortment of blue and white porcelain vessels from the antiques markets of Jingdezhen, a town long distinguished by imperial patronage.