KANGXI or YONGZHENG c.1710 – 1730 Chinese Export Porcelain

A Rare Kangxi or Yongzheng Famille Verte Porcelain Spice Box and Cover in the French Style After a Silver of Possibly Porcelain Model, c.1710-1730. The Top with Six Holes Made Prior to Glazing, Presumably these were made to Take European Mounts.

The central divide inside the base used to separate the spices has been restored. The edges with friting.
Length : 13.5 cm (5 1/4 inches)
Stock number
For a related Famille Verte spice box, which is possibly fractionally later, see our `Sold Items` number 19580.



This unusual Chinese porcelain spice box and cover is based on a French silver or Porcelain original. It is known that Saint Cloud Porcelain was sent to China to be copied in hard-paste porcelain which was exported back to France. This was illustrated to us some years ago when we sold a blue and white soft-paste Saint cloud porcelain silver shape salt and a late Kangxi or Yongzheng hard-paste copy of it. The Chinese Export Porcelain copy had a face in the sun mark which was directly copied from the French original.