The founders of Tai Yick Trading Company are educators. They came to the United States before World War II on a mission to preserve Chinese customs and traditions overseas. Their goal was to educate all Americans on Chinese culture. After the war, the founders remained in the United States to start this trading company. This business gave them the ability to support themselves and continue their educational mission.
Since 1945, Tai Yick has introduced and familiarized Americans to the finest examples of Chinese folk art. They are purveyors of ceramic art, and they collect and sell figurines, vases, flowerpots, and other kinds of folk art. Tai Yik has a wonderful customer base that is filled with collectors, interior designers, and average people who appreciate home decor and art.
Tai Yik serves local and national collectors; thus, they have a full inventory of household ceramic accessories, including porcelain chopsticks. Porcelain is a greatly appreciated Chinese invention that is enjoyed by people around the world. In addition to porcelain, they carry gifts for festivals and ceremonies, party favors, incense burners, and more! They also provide home decor items.
Tai Yik is a direct importer, and they are engaged in both wholesale and retail trade. The owners have close contact with ceramic artists and potters, so you will be getting the highest quality and most unique pieces that are signed by the original creator. Because they choose to directly import, you will not only get the highest quality but also the most reasonable prices.
Tai Yik is located on the corner of Powell and Broadway. It is easily accessible by BART and the cable car system. You can even access it by Fisherman’s Wharf. They will happily help you find special items and ship daily by UPS.