Thanks to Zhang Rui, I know the difference between Song, Ming, Yuan, and Qing Dynasty pottery. Song pottery is probably more of my taste with its subtle blue porcelain. The Ming pottery is very refined. It is this pottery which the Dutch sought to emulate. The Yuan pottery is more broad with bold rather than refined flower motifs. The Qing Dynasty pottery is either poorer copies of Song and Ming pottery or brightly blinged out pottery with many colors and gold overlays. Qing Dynasty is not my taste at all.