An Unusual Small Kangxi Biscuit Porcelain Vase Stand, Kangxi 1662 – 1722.

An unusual small green glazed Kangxi biscuit porcelain vase stand, Kangxi period 1662-1722. The hexagonal form with a central aperture to support the vase sits on six legs with moulded mask designs.

In perfect condition.
Diameter : 6.5 cm (2 1/2 inches)
From a Private European Collection of Antique Chinese Porcelain.
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£ 280
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Monochrome Glazed Biscuit Porcelain :
Chinese porcelain with a clear turquoise, green or aubergine glaze over a biscuit body was exported to Europe from the Kangxi period (1662-1722) onwards. The brightly colour with a clear shiny glaze was like nothing produced in Europe at the time. Monochrome glazed Chinese export porcelain was especially popular in France during the 18th century and to this day many pieces can be found in French private collections. French taste in the second quarter of the 18th century tired of Chinese blue and white porcelain, indeed by this time France was producing it`s own blue and white porcelain at St.Cloud among other factories. Collectors like the duc d`Aumont had a large collection of monochrome Chinese porcelain, with celadons as a favourite. They were sometimes made more French by the addition of ormolu mounts, 43 % of his collection had mounts.


Guwan Tu, or 'Pictures of Ancient Playthings'

A scroll dated 1728. From The Percival David Collection now at the British Museum.

This section of the scroll shows how a stand like the present example might have been used.