Blue and white. So many cultures have their own version of this heavenly combination—whether in earthenware, stoneware, or porcelain. Iznik Ceramic in Turkey. Qinghua Porcelain in China. Azulejo in Portugal. Delft Blue in the Netherlands. China in Britain. Traditional at home, exotic when exported, blue-and-white ceramics have been a global phenomenon for centuries. Sailing the seas, connecting cultures, these decorative vessels hold themes of trade, desire, and artistry. —L.J.
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