MONOCHROME

KANGXI c.1680-1720 Yellow Galze Porcelain Bowl

An unusual Kangxi ogee shaped biscuit porcelain bowl c.1680-1720. It is rare to find a none-imperial bowl of this period with a yellow glaze.

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Condition: Two very long cracks, these are very fine and difficult to see. There are two tiny chips to the rim that have been restored.

Size: Diameter : 18.5 cm (7 1/4 inches)

Provenance: From a Private collection in America.

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Stock number: 24481.

Monochrome Glazed Biscuit Porcelain :
Chinese porcelain with a clear turquoise, green or aubergine glaze over a biscuit body was exported to Europe from the Kangxi period (1662-1722) onwards. The brightly colour with a clear shiny glaze was like nothing produced in Europe at the time. Monochrome glazed Chinese export porcelain was especially popular in France during the 18th century and to this day many pieces can be found in French private collections. French taste in the second quarter of the 18th century tired of Chinese blue and white porcelain, indeed by this time France was producing it`s own blue and white porcelain at St.Cloud among other factories. Collectors like the duc d`Aumont had a large collection of monochrome Chinese porcelrain, with celadons as a favourite. They were sometimes made more French by the addition of ormolu mounts, 43 % of his collection had mounts.

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