During the 18th century, European merchants came to China to purchase the above mentioned "famille" colored porcelain wares. After they were shipped to Europe, these wares were fitted with the very popular golden brass "ormolu" ornaments at the rims, bodies or the feet. The ormolU fittings took many different forms. In the golden splendor and with the interesting mix of eatern and western cultures, these wares immediately became fashionable, and their demands were huge. At this time, Chinese porcelain artists copied these European styled wares bearing European styles represented a substantial portion of the Chinese Export Porcelain.