KANGXI 1662 – 1722 Chinese Export Porcelain

A Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain Bowl of Hexagonal Form Decorated with Panels of Flowers.


The top rim with numerous tiny glaze chips filled. The footrim with two chips c.7 x 5mm (quite deep) and the other shallow c.7 x 4mm.
Diameter : 15.4 cm (6 inches)
Probably Robert McPherson Antiques A Private English Collection of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain.
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Apocryphal Marks :
Apocryphal marks are frequently encountered on Chinese porcelain, particularly on Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain but also on Transitional porcelain. The mark of the Ming Emperor Chenghua who reigned from 1465 to 1487 being by far the most common, other Ming marks include Jiajing (1522-1566) and less frequently Wanli (1573-1620). These marks were not added to the piece to deceive, but more as a sign of reverence to earlier potters of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Occasionally they are used on pieces copying Ming Porcelain, these objects were probably made for collectors who could not afford the Ming original.