Chinese Kangxi Glazed Porcelain Dog


A hollow-formed, sancai-glazed ceramic dog figurine in a lying gesture. It has an open mouth and green-glazed collar with a bell.

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.


SKU: AH-366 Category: Tags: ,

“Kangxi” refers to the Kangxi Emperor (r. 1662-1722): a great patron of the arts, who encouraged the mastery of techniques hitherto foreign to China, and established new workshops in the Forbidden City. Production of porcelain at Jingdezhen, in the Jiangxi Province, was also increased. Jingdezhen kilns had made porcelain since the Han Dynasty period (206 BC – 220 AD), but reached the height of their technical excellence in the early Qing Dynasty.

The dog was a symbol of loyalty, and statues of them were often used to ‘guard’ the entrances to temples or important places.


Weight 668.6 g
Dimensions L 22 x W 6.5 x H 12 cm



Pottery and Porcelain


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