Chinese crackle glazed porcelain vase from nanjing. Baluster form, polychrome enamelled decoration. Adorned with people, warriors and dignitaries on horseback. The handles are in the form of Fô dogs/chimera? Impressed seal mark to base. Late 19th century.
Nanking porcelain was shipped to Europe in great quantities from the port of Nanking (Nanjing); as a result, Western dealers in the 19th century used the city’s name when referring to the porcelain.
Condition: Two chips to lip, otherwise in fine condition.
Provenance: Ex. Private collection, Hampshire, UK.
Nanking porcelain, Pinyin Nanjing, Chinese blue-and-white porcelain made for export during the Qing dynasty (especially in the reign of Kangxi, 1661–1722) at Jingdezhen. It was shipped to Europe in great quantity from the port of Nanking (Nanjing); as a result, Western dealers in the 19th century used the city’s name when referring to the porcelain.
Though the porcelain was made for export, the shapes and decoration were mostly from Chinese traditions. The porcelain varied in quality; the glaze could become very gray and the decoration was often rudimentary. Much of the polychrome porcelain known as “Canton ware” was actually produced in white at Nanking and sent to Canton for painting. English potters extensively copied and adapted Nanking decoration. Today, the variety of forms means this Chinese porcelain remains popular Chinese porcelain for sale.
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