KANGXI 1662 – 1722 Chinese Export Porcelain

A Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain Teapot c.1700. One Side of this Chinese Export Teapot is Painted with a Man on a Small Craft Navigating His Way Near a Reed Filled Bank, there is a Mountainous Landscape Behind. The Reverse with a Very Similar Landscape with a Moored Boat and Two Scholars on the Riverbank. The Teapot and Cover have Later Silver Mounts, these are Mid-19th Century Marked Dutch Silver. The Base of the Teapot has an Apocryphal Chenghua Reign Mark (Ming Dynasty 1465-1487).


In good condition but the porcelain under the silver mounts is unexamined.
Length : 17 cm (7 3/4 inches)
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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 like the present example. 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.