Kangxi / Yongzheng polychrome biscuit porcelain water dropper
Kangxi / Yongzheng polychrome biscuit porcelain water dropper
Kangxi / Yongzheng polychrome biscuit porcelain water dropper
Kangxi / Yongzheng polychrome biscuit porcelain water dropper
Kangxi / Yongzheng polychrome biscuit porcelain water dropper

Period of YONGZHENG QING (worked 1722-1735)
Period of QIANLONG (1736-1795)

Kangxi / Yongzheng polychrome biscuit porcelain water dropper

1730 to 1740 China

Offered by Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques

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Late Kangxi to Early Yongzheng biscuit porcelain water dropper modelled as a seated laughing boy who is sitting on a mythical beast possibly a Fo dog. Excellent modelling and glaze.The piece was made as a water dropper for the scholar's table although some were brought into Europe as 'a novelty' where hey proved popular. This piece was probably used on the scholar's table rather than being an export piece as it is an earlier piece than when the export started.
Biscuit porcelain was dry fired ( with out glaze), then the paint and enamels were applied to the body and fired again. Biscuit porcelain means that it saved on glaze although two firings were still needed.
This is such a great piece.
Excellent bright colouring and detail
Perfect
Dimensions
External Height 7.50 cm (2.95 inches)
Stock Code
5755
Medium
Porcelain
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