Kangxi Blue and White Goblet
Date: c. 1690s, late 17th century | Kangxi period, Qing dynasty
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue; Jingdezhen ware
Height: 15.3 cm / 6 in
Diameter: 7.7 cm / 3 in
Provenance: From an English private collection
A gorgeous late 17th century Kangxi blue and white goblet, ribbed and molded after European glass goblets from the same period, and decorated with what appears to be okra flowers. The linear quality of the painting workmanship is a classic characteristic of 17th century Kangxi blue and whites; in the early 18th century, this painting style would be replaced by the “ink and wash” shading method. Kangxi goblets of this form and style has been discovered among the Vung Tau shipwreck cargo, which reliably pins these types of goblets to a 1690s date.
Condition: various fritting to the glaze (moth-eaten effect, very common to Kangxi wares); a polished shallow chip to the rim, and the stem partially polished (to smooth out the roughness from glaze fritting). Otherwise in great antique condition. [Please examine all photos carefully, as they are part of the condition report.]