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Description:An Authentic Antique Chinese Porcelain Jarlet (A Small Dish with Thin Walls of an evenly Bulbous Form; the Style of Dish Also Commonly Referred to As a Dish, Jar, Cup, Brush Pot, Bowl, etc). This expertly made piece which bears the Mark and is of the Period of the Qing Dynasty's greatly revered Kangxi Emperor is adorned with a horizontal scenic design, covering one half of the piece, which is painted on the very finely sculpted thin, perfectly even and transluscent-white walls of this Porcelain Dish using the traditional Cobalt Blue Underglaze technique typical of the period, in this case depicting a figural scene of Two Young Boys Playing in a Garden, One Holding a Basket and the Other Playing a Guqin (a traditional Chinese Instrument). This Porcelain Dish bears the Imperial Mark of the Kangxi Emperor on the foot of the piece and by all appearance is more than likely authentic to the Period; the nature of the Porcelain is of the finest quality having all of the highly sought after attributes of fine antique porcelain dishes of the Kangxi Emperor's Reign; such as the perfect symmetry of the piece- from the structure of its thin walls to the perfectly circular rim of its top opening and of the bottomside foot, the transparency and strength of the delicate porcelain walls which lose none of their structural strength in favor of the seemingly fragile and masterfully thin construction, which when held before a light show the incomparably expert construction of the entirety of the dishes walls which at first glance appear to be completely opaque and white yet become brilliantly translucent when placed in front of a light source lose their opacity to such an extent as for one to be able to see straight through the white porcelain structure with such clarity as to be able to see the entirety of the blue markings on the other side of the dish; these characteristics all being signs of and entirely consistent with the expertly made Porcelain Wares of the Kangxi Period, and being the same characteristics which have brought about their unparalleled fame and reason for being so coveted by collectors.
In addition to careful study by Zep Tepi Gallery (as is the case with every piece offered by the Gallery) in order to be sure of the authenticity of this important piece, it was also subject to examination by I.M. Chait of Beverly Hills, the United States' foremost authority on Chinese Antiquities, and was stated by them to be 'more than likely' an Authentic Kangxi-Period Porcelain Ware (Circa 1662-1722), although one cannot be certain beyond any doubt with the absence of a Thermoluminescence Test, or other form of advanced scientific testing, which in this case would not be cost efficient nor harmless to the piece, as such testing is both very expensive and rather invasive, requiring the porcelain be pierced with a drill in order to remove a core sample from the item to test (as well as having a cost of approx USD$1000). None the less, by all visual analysis, all aspects of the truly fine Porcelain Jarlet herein lead one to the inevitable conclusion that it is true to the Illustrious Kangxi Period of the Late 17th to Early 18th Century.
Please refer to the several detailed photos for your own examination.
Dimensions: Diameter (At Widest Point): 2 7/8" - Height: 2 1/4" - Topside Circular Opening Diameter: 1 3/8" - Bottom Rim 'Foot' Diameter: 1 1/2"
*Dimensions are approximate, generally within 1/16" when possible.
Condition: Excellent Condition. No Chips, Cracks, Fractures, or any other Visual Damage or Repairs of ANY Kind. Some dark mineral deposits remain on the underside of the rim, which are only visible upon close inspection of the interior. Only visual blemish of any kind are two very small, light brown age spots, clearly visible in the photographs.
Provenance: From The Hashimoto Estate; Whose Collection of Asian Antiques and Antiquities contained Thousands upon Thousands of Authentic Pieces of Ancient and Antique Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Other East Asian Works of Art, most of which have confirmed manufacture dates reaching from the 19th Century CE to 2nd Millennium BCE.
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