Chinese Kangxi Blue and White Export Ware Dishes


A pair of blue and white ceramic dishes, decorated with chrysanthemums and scrolling tendrils.

A. Height 4.3 cms, height 21.7 cms.

B. Height 4.2 cms, width 22 cms.


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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SKU: AH-338 Category: Tags: , , ,

The samples recovered from the shipwrecked cargo are exclusively Chinese ceramics, in the main blue and white porcelain, and all 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 466 g
Dimensions cm


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Reference: For a similar item, please see The Met Museum, item 79.2.433

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