Kangxi White and Blue Tea Bowl with Saucer

£ 200.00

A set of blue and white cup and saucer. They are decorated with foliage patterns divided into eight panels, and a thin floral band at the rim. The style of the pattern is designed purposely for exported porcelains, as it is not a traditional Chinese design.

Date: Late 17th century AD
Period: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period
Condition: Fine condition, some dulling of glazed surfaces due to seawater exposure.


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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 250 g


Pottery and Porcelain


Reference: From the 'Blue Chrysanthemum Wreck'; lost in the South China sea, late 17th Century A.D., recovered 2014.

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