Kangxi Period Blue and White Saucer

£ 125.00

A nicely decorated white glazed Kangxi saucer painted in cobalt blue. The saucer’s interior displays a naturalistic landscape, with trees and waves rendered with a gentle use of the brush. Two male figures, a nobleman and his servant, are shown crossing a bridge to the lower right. To the upper part, the saucer features a temple and a six-storied pagoda facing a lake or river with restless water. The reverse is decorated with two naturalistic motifs and a flower to 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 dulling of glazed surfaces due to seawater exposure.


SKU: MG-33 Category: Tags: ,

The Kangxi period was one of the most productive period of Chinese ceramics. Blue and White glazed porcelain is probably the most immediately recognisable art production which flourished under this period. Blue-and-white porcelain was particularly admired by the Imperial court, and it was produced for both domestic use and for export outside China. Blue and White ceramic is created by painting designs with the distinctive cobalt-oxide mixture under the glaze. Cobalt ores were imported from Persia, and were considered precious ingredients at the time, used only in limited quantities.

To find out more about the Blue and White Kangxi pottery please see our relevant blog post: Chinese Kangxi Blue and White Shipwreck Pottery.

Weight 58.5 g
Dimensions L 11.1 x H 2 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


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