A beautiful selection of Chinese Kangxi Period porcelain saucers decorated in a vibrant cobalt blue. Each featuring a detailed design to the interior and different motifs to the undersides.
Date: Late 17th Century AD Period: Kangxi Period, Qing Dynasty Provenance: From the 'Blue Chrysanthemum Wreck'; lost in the South China sea, recovered in 2014. Condition: Fine condition. Some dulling of glazed surfaces due to seawater exposure.
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.
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