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Kangxi Famille Verte Porringer Bowl (KWC101724)
Kangxi Period, Qing Dynasty
Porcelain with overglaze famille verte enamels
Length: 18.3 cm
Width: 18 cm
Height: 4 cm
From a North Yorkshire, United Kingdom collection
A charming 18th century Kangxi famille verte porringer bowl, made for export to the European market, and based on existing 17th and 18th century European prototypes in pewter and silver. Shallow and set with a convenient handle or two, porringers originate from Medieval Europe and were used to drink alcohol and porridge, as well as to consume regular foods. This Chinese made Kangxi example is quite lovely, featuring a round body ridged with leaf-like veins. The central well is enamel decorated with auspicious Buddhist treasures.
Condition: This bowl is in excellent antique condition. Typical Kangxi glaze fritting to the edges. There is some age-related surface wear to the glaze and enamels.