A small Kangxi Porcelain vase painted with mythical creatures in copper-red. This thickly potted Kangxi (1662-1722) porcelain vase is one of the smallest of this type, some of these copper-red vases are over 40 cm high. Like nearly all copper-red decorated porcelain the colour is slightly uneven with tiny specks of green. Even contemporary potters using modern techniques struggle with this temperamental pigment.
There is a restored chip ; Inside - 12 x 5mm, shows to the exterior 5 x 2mm.
Height : 10.8 cm (4 1/4 inches)
The John Drew Collection of Chinese and Japanese Ceramics.
For a pair of similar but much larger Kangxi Porcelain copper red vases see : China for the West, Chinese Porcelain & other Decorative Arts for Export illustrated from the Mottahedeh Collection (David S. Howard and John Ayers, Sotheby's,1978), page 86 plate 43.
Kangxi Porcelain 1662 – 1722 Dutch Decorated Chinese Porcelain.
Small Kangxi Copper-Red Bottle with Buddhist Lions, Over Decorated in Holland in a Chinoiserie Style with Two Oriental Figures Greeting Each other on a Bridge that Stretches from an Imaginary Oriental Landscape with Buildings to the Back of one of the Buddhist Lions. The Decoration was Added in the 1720`s.