Chinese porcelain round Imari plate, garden decor with children, Qing dynasty, Kangxi Imperial period, ca 1710.
Chinese porcelain round Imari plate, garden decor with children, Qing dynasty, Kangxi Imperial period, ca 1710.

Chinese Kangxi Imari “collection” plate, ca. 1710.

Ø 21 cm H 3 cm


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The Chinese porcelain that was shipped to Europe and North America in the 18th and 19th centuries can be divided into export porcelain, Chine de Commande for Europe in the 18th century and Amsterdam fur. Most of it is export porcelain. The decoration of this export porcelain follows the contemporary Chinese ornamental motifs with a predominantly floral decor. There are five polychrome decors: the Chinese Imari, the tobacco leaf decor, the cabbage decor, the Fitzhugh decor and Kanton famille rose decor (in which Canton famille rose mandarin and Kanton famille rose medallion). Around 1650, a polychrome decor on porcelain was created in Arita in Japan with three basic colors: blue under the cover, iron-red and gold above the cover. In addition to these three basic colors, yellow and green also occur. In Europe this new Japanese decor became very popular and was named “Imari” after the Japanese export port Imari. The Japanese Imari was imitated from about 1700. This decoration on Chinese porcelain is called Chinese Imari. The Japanese blue is usually darker than the Chinese. The Chinese shard and covering are whiter than on the Japanese. On Japanese objects we usually see proene at the bottom, never on the Chinese. Japanese imari dishes are heavier and the lip is painted brown. Shown is a Chinese porcelain round deep Imari plate on a base ring with the typical colors of underglaze blue cobalt and overglaze iron red and gilding and black on the white glazed plate and border. In the flat is a very nice hand-brushed decor of children in a garden with apple trees, surrounded by a fence. A long list picks apples from the tree that are caught by a boy in his sleeves. A child is playing next to them. A little further is a large vase with flowers. Two birds frolic in the air. The transition is left white. The border has four cartouches with lotus plants, while a landscape with floral decors is painted all around. The lip is brushed brown. The back is also glazed, except for the base ring. The sign is not marked. The board feels very light. The plate dates from the Qing dynasty, Kangxi Imperial period, ca. 1710.

Condition: small baking flaw on the lip (no chip!), baking flaws, otherwise perfect.





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