A Rare Kangxi or Yongzheng Porcelain Mortar Based on a European Bronze Original
A Rare Kangxi or Yongzheng Porcelain Mortar Based on a Dutch or Flemish Bronze Original. This Chinese porcelain vessel has been adapted from a European original, the complex moulded forms would have been very difficult for the Chinese to imitate. Therefore, a simplified version was produced. A thin flared form was used, the only attempt at copying the bronze casting of the original is confined to the applied handles. It is interesting to note that the handles are not dissimilar to a type of handle used on mainstream Chinese porcelain. The decoration of flowering plants with geometric borders is somewhat similar to the Baroque designs found on bronze mortars of the 17th century but in fact the design is Chinese.
- The rim has allot of fritting and glaze chips, the lower rim has some glaze chips.
- Diameter 11.8 cm (4 1/4 inches)
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