Ca. 1700-1720s, early 18th century
Kangxi period, Qing period
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue
D: 21 cm, h: 4.3 cm
From a Dutch collection
An unusual and interesting Kangxi period blue and white circular dish, painted with a landscape scene in an abstract and expressive style. The pairing of lines and dots is quite effective, and rather similar to the works of later early modern artists such as Van Gogh and Matisse. Although its porcelain paste and glaze are quite typical for early 18th century, it’s possible that this dish is a product of the dehua kilns (which were known to have made some blue and white wares in Qing dynasty, despite their specialization in blanc-de-chine whitewares), as its potting is a bit heavier and thicker than most Jingdezhen pieces.
Condition report: this piece is in perfect condition. There are some natural original manufacturing errors to the glaze (shrinkage spots to the back), but overall this object is free from any damage.