Kangxi Period Large Plate


An exquisite blue and white ceramic large plate from the Chinese Kangxi Period, a golden age for blue and white ceramics. The porcelain plate features an extremely intricate design, comprising a central medallion with chrysanthemum and peony flowers, together with leaf scrolls. The outer border consists of twelve panels, each holding depictions of different plants and flowers, including chrysanthemums, peonies and plum trees. A delicate geometric design frames the entire composition. The vessel is a beautiful example of Kangxi blue and white production.

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Date: Late 17th Century AD
Period: Kangxi Period
Provenance: From the Blue Chrysanthemum Wreck lost in the South China sea, late 17th century AD, recovered in 2014.
Condition: Fine, complete and intact. Dulling of glazed surfaces due to seawater exposure.

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The vessel has been recovered from the Blue Chrysanthemum Shipwreck. The samples recovered from the Blue Chrysanthemum shipwreck are exclusively Ancient Chinese ceramics. The wares are predominately Kangxi Period blue and white porcelain, although multi-coloured ceramics and utilitarian wares are also in evidence in the cargo. The blue and white wares have been assessed to be excellent examples of early Chinese Kangxi blue and white porcelain, produced in the famous porcelain centre of Jingdezhen in the Jiangsu Province. Jingdezhen kilns made porcelain over two millennia, since the Han Dynasty period, reaching their technical excellence during the early Qing Dynasty. The very high-quality cobalt blue colouring seen here is distinctive of the Kangxi Period porcelains, also referred to as ‘gem blue’ or ‘kingfisher blue’.

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 2000 g
Dimensions W 38 cm


Pottery and Porcelain


Reference: For a similar item, The British Museum, item number Franks.194

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