KANGXI to QIANLONG c.1700 to 1780 Chinese Biscuit Glazed Porcelain

An 18th Century Chinese Turquoise Glazed Double Gourd Shaped Vase, Kangxi to Qianlong c.1700-1780.

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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 porcelain, with celadons as a favourite. They were sometimes made more French by the addition of ormolu mounts, 43 % of his collection had mounts.

 



Condition: Very good, a tiny glaze loss to the rim c.5 x 3 mm. This is possibly a firing fault as the ceramic body has fired a warm brown colour.

Size: Height : 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)

Provenance: A Private European Collection of Chinese Porcelain.

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Stock number: 23015.