The Porcelain House is a French-style house largely ornamented with chinaware in the Heping District of Tianjin, China. The construction of the house took place in the 1920s and was the residence of the contemporary Chinese diplomat Huang Rongliang. Later, the house changed hands in 2002, and its new owner transformed it into a porcelain building as a reflection of Chinese culture.
The house’s porcelain decoration consists of more than 700 million porcelain pieces, 4,000 ancient China vases, and 400 marble sculptures. Additionally, 13,000 ancient plates and bowls, 300 cat-shaped porcelain pillows, and 300 white marble lions from the Tang Dynasty and Song Dynasty are among the ornamental pieces.
The pieces of porcelain belong to various historical periods. These include the Jin Dynasty (265-420), Tang Dynasty (618-907), Song Dynasty (960-1279), Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). There is chinaware on the walls, roof, ceilings, doors, windows, pillars, and even drainpipes. That is to say, the ancient chinas cover most of the structure. It is also possible to encounter a set of chinaware embellishing a huge dragon with a length of 768 meters and a width of 0.8 meters on the roof.