KANGXI 1662 – 1722. Chinese Export Porcelain

A Blue and White Kangxi Porcelain Écuelle and Cover of European Form. Painted with Long Eliza (Lange Lyzen) in a Garden Setting. The Cover with Boys at Play and the Finial in the Form of a Buddhist Lion.


Tiny restored chip to the unglazed inside rim of the base.
Length : 19 cm (7 1/2 inches)
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Écuelle :
In Eighteenth-Century France, a small individual covered standing bowl, essentially an individual tureen with a stand, was called an Écuelle, the stand a Plateaux. It could be lifted by its twin handles and drunk from directly. They were made for eating broths (Bouillons) or soups (Potages). They were not used at the dinner table but in the bedroom or boudoir.

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.