Chinese Kangxi Blue and White Export Ware Dish


A finely decorated white glazed Kangxi dish painted in cobalt blue, recovered from the Blue Chrysanthemum Wreck. To the centre, a floral scene consisting of flowers, rocks, and a grasshopper, framed by a flower-shaped medallion. The rim is painted with a frieze of sixteen alternating panels depicting offerings and flowers. The reverse is enriched by three flower motives around the shoulder and the maker-mark at the centre.

Date: Late 17th century AD
Period: Kangxi Period, Qing Dynasty.
Provenance: From the 'Blue Chrysanthemum Wreck'; lost in the South China sea, late 17th century A.D., recovered 2014.
Condition: Fine condition. Some chipping and light abrasions, dulling of glazed surfaces due to seawater exposure.


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The samples recovered from the Blue Chrysanthemum Wreck are exclusively Chinese ceramics in the main blue and white porcelain, and all have been assessed by experts to be excellent examples of Kangxi pottery. Their quality indicates that they were manufactured in the famous porcelain centre of Jingdezhen, in the Jiangxi Province. Jingdezhen kilns have made porcelain over two millennia, beginning in the Han Dynasty period. Blue and white porcelain was the most famous product of Jingdezhen, and reached the height of its technical excellence in the early Qing Dynasty. The distinctive, high quality cobalt blue colouring of the Kangxi period is referred to as ‘gem blue’ or ‘kingfisher blue’, and is purer and brighter than that of Ming Dynasty wares.

Weight 275.6 g
Dimensions L 21 x H 3 cm


Pottery and Porcelain

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