Some of the offerings in Sotheby's upcoming Asia week sale help illustrate the point.
Underglaze blue Kangxi period vase.
Blue-and-white double-gouard. Jiajing mark and period.
17th-century brushpot. Transitional period.
Qing dynasty vase. Kangxi period.
A much more budget-friendly contemporary take via Ben Pentreath.
Btw, on Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m., Wendy Dodek will speak at the MFA in conjunction with New Blue and White. Her talk will be about the celestial blues in Kondo Takahir's work.