The Kangxi emperor was among the most prominent Chinese emperors of the Manchu Qing dynasty. The imperial kilns at Jingdezhen, overlooked for almost 60 years, were reopened during his reign. With the help of Jesuit missionaries, the emperor introduced new technologies to manufacture commercial and imperial porcelain. Kangxi-period porcelain especially popularized the famille verte and blue and white color palettes. The upcoming I.M. Chait Gallery auction presents a tall, Chinese Kangxi-style porcelain vase. The available famille verte vase has enameled overglaze decoration that shows trees and birds. The vertical registers, along with landscape scenes on the neck, are painted in the Kangxi color palette of translucent yellow, green, and black. These glassy colored enamels create a light iridescent or halo effect.
The auction also highlights a Chinese wucai porcelain covered vase with figural motifs. Wucai porcelain evolved during the Ming dynasty and was a predecessor of Kangxi porcelain. The available vase portrays Chinese market scenes with blue outlined underglaze. This Los Angeles collection also offers Han-style urns, Japanese Satsuma ware, Zhi and Hu vases, and Chinese lacquered furniture. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Asian Works of Art (450), Ceramics and Pottery (399), Asian Furniture (6), Paintings and Drawings (11), Sculptures & Carvings (24), Screens, Scrolls & Fans (10)
# of Lots:450
Price Range:$80 - $800
Interesting lots include:
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|Split pair large amethyst geodes.|| Estimate: |
|Chinese six-panel painted wood screen|| Estimate: |
|Tall Chinese enameled porcelain Kangxi-style vase|| Estimate: |
|Chinese enameled porcelain hu vase.|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Wucai porcelain covered vase|| Estimate: |
|Japanese Satsuma vase|| Estimate: |
|Pair of Chinese enameled porcelain zhi vases|| Estimate: |