Chinese Kangxi Charger – Asters
Rare Chinese Porcelain Charger, early Kangxi Period (1662-1722), Transitional
A fine blue & white chinese porcelain Kangxi/Transitional charger, beautifully adorned with 16 panels, each with a chrysanthemum. The centre has an additional five chrysanthemum heads known as asters with a background of scrolls, all in underglaze blue. Wares such this example illustrate the turbulent period of the transition from Ming to Qing rule at the end of the 17th century. A period that was marked by the collapse of the imperial kilns. The base with kangxi (shop-) mark in double circle.
Good Condition, no restoration: chip with hairline, few kangxi fritting to rim, one chip at stand ring (usual from production) – further only the typical traces of production and use.
A similar charger is in the Asian Civilisations Museum / Singapur: Accession No.: C-0060
Diameter: ca. 27 cm
Height: ca. 4 cm