This is an antique Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Vase signed on the bottom, Kangxi. The Chinese Calligraphy Signature on the bottom is underglaze and reads roughly, "Year of the Kangxi, made".
The artwork is a "Four Season" theme, which is common Chinese theme. This vase is in very good condition with no cracks or chips.The vase is 14 1/2 Tall. The base is a diameter of 5 3/4. The mouth has a diameter of 4 7/8. The diameter of the vase at the widest point is about 7 1/2" - 8".
The vase weighs 4 LBS 13 OZ. Under Emperor Kangxi, porcelains underwent enormous changes throughout a period of sixty years. The Emperor Kangxis aim was to regain standards of quality that had long been lost, and to employ ancient techniques in a new way. Blue and white porcelains move from the style of the later Transitional Period into the richness of the mid-Kangxi period, and were finally then followed by the more refined later porcelains which marked the beginning of the Yongzheng era. The Qing kilns mainly used local materials.
The cobalt came from Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Guangdong and Guangxi. Kangxi under glaze blue wares used cobalt from Zhejiang. The color is clear and bright and comes in many shades, creating a three-dimensional effect on the surface of the ware that makes the decoration especially lively. It was during the Emperor Kangxis reign that the Chinese blue and white wares achieved their climax both in terms of quality and quantity.All the aesthetic styles during the Ming Dynasty were reworked. Also, in Kangxi blue and white wares, the cobalt blue takes on a sapphire blue tone and is brighter and clearer compared to its Ming Dynasty predecessors. Most of the items I sell are estate finds, and are presented to you in, as is, as found condition.
They are described to the best of my knowledge. Some wear is to be expected, unless described as flawless or mint. I can't know everything about every item I offer, I do inspect each item and list all known flaws or damage.So please take a good look at the photos and ask questions if need be. The item "Antique Chinese Signed Kangxi Blue & White Porcelain Vase Four Seasons Artwork" is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "518999" and is located in Kent, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.