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An apple-green glazed brushwasher, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi mark and of the period

In Appreciation of China:Monochromes

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A fine apple-green glazed brushwasher, of circular section and broad half-barrel form, covered overall in a rich clear applegreen glaze, the wide and mostly unglazed bi-disc shaped foot enclosing a recessed white glazed centre, upon which the nianhao is written in bright underglaze blue.PROVENANCE: British private collectionThe Kangxi Emperor was keen to revive the Imperial porcelain factories at Jingdezhen, which had ceased production from the end of the Wanli reign. One of the priorities was the revival and development of monochrome glazes, including green. A related item was illustrated in 《 Seventeen Century Jingdezhen Porcelain from the Shanghai Museum and the Butler Collection 》Shanghai Museum, November 2005, page262, pl.94.
A fine apple-green glazed brushwasher, of circular section and broad half-barrel form, covered overall in a rich clear applegreen glaze, the wide and mostly unglazed bi-disc shaped foot enclosing a recessed white glazed centre, upon which the nianhao is written in bright underglaze blue.PROVENANCE: British private collectionThe Kangxi Emperor was keen to revive the Imperial porcelain factories at Jingdezhen, which had ceased production from the end of the Wanli reign. One of the priorities was the revival and development of monochrome glazes, including green. A related item was illustrated in 《 Seventeen Century Jingdezhen Porcelain from the Shanghai Museum and the Butler Collection 》Shanghai Museum, November 2005, page262, pl.94.

Appreciation of China:Monochromes

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