Porcelain comes from the word porcellana. This means a cowry shell in Italian. The Venetian merchant and explorer Marco Polo saw it first time on the Silk Road in the XIIV century. Marco Polo was a 16-year-old boy, then he started his journey with his uncle and father on the Silk Road and arrived 24 years later in Europe. Amid his bounty of silk brocades and spices he brought a small gray- green jar. Porcelain was valued for its durability, delicacy and also its exotic origins. The Travels of Marco Polo 1271-1295 was written by Rustichello da Pisa from told stories by Marco Polo.