丁念祖，著名陶瓷设计师、艺术家。为英国女王伊丽莎白二世、威尔士亲王查尔斯设计御用瓷器，并担任英国皇室御用品牌，Asprey、Thomas Goode的设计师。 2004年，他前往德化与当地传统陶瓷艺人合作，作品被收藏于英国伦敦的维多利亚与阿尔伯特博物馆。
应健，中国陶瓷网络平台“高岭KAOLIN”的创始人之一，致力于推广全球陶瓷文化和陶艺家。 他对瓷器的知识和热情是首屈一指的。 2016年香港巴塞尔艺术展期间，应健和丁念祖合作为著名威士忌品牌“皇家礼炮”的艺术晚宴“Archmestary Dinner”的餐瓷和现场陶瓷装置的制作和生产。
Blanc de Chine porcelain has been in production in Dehua, Fujian Province, China since the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). White tableware and Bodhisattva statues started to arrive in Europe in the early part of the 18th Century and caused a sensation throughout the continent.
The secret recipe of hard paste porcelain was discovered by Johann Friedrich Böttger in 1708. In 1710, Meissen became the first true porcelain manufacturer in Europe where the early Chinese pieces were hugely admired and replicated.
He Chaozong was a celebrated early 17th-century Chinese potter. He fashioned mainly Buddhist white Blanc de Chine porcelain statuary in Dehua and earned a considerable reputation during his lifetime. Works identified by his seal are rare, desirable and highly prized. His hallmark gourd shaped seal is much coveted and reproduced, so much so that the gourd shape has been adopted as a mark for Blanc de Chine made in Dehua.
Ming Dynasty-(1368 -1644)
Impressed He Chaozong mark
Auctioned at Christies HK