KANGXI 1662 – 1722 English Decorated Blanc de Chine Porcelain

A Kangxi Blanc de Chine Porcelain Jug or Small Coffee Pot Decorated in England. The Porcelain is Kangxi 1662-1722. The English Decoration c.1700-1720.


Not good, the cover is missing, a large clean crack that divides c.40mm.
Height : 10 cm (4 inches)
James Norbury, Portobello Road 16th December 1995. The Helen Espir Collection of European Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain.
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For a beaker with related decoration see : The Watney Collection of Chinese Porcelain Decorated in Holland and England. Bonham`s, New Bond street, London 7th November 2003. Part of lot 4. This is now in our `Sold Items` see stock number 18952. For other examples of this type of Chinese blanc de chine porcelain decorated in London see : European Decoration on Oriental Porcelain 1700 - 1830 (Helen Espir, Jorge Welsh Books, 2005) pages 208-213.



This type of decoration is based on a Japanese porcelain colour scheme of the late 17th Century. Blanc de chine beakers of this form and size are probably the mostly commonly encountered of all early London decorated Chinese porcelain. At this period Japanese porcelain was more expensive than Chinese porcelain, so by enamelling the blanc de chine in England an extra economic advantage was added. The white Chinese porcelain was made more decorative and expensive by being enamelled as well as being made to appear like the more expensive Japanese porcelain.