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Kangxi / Yongzheng polychrome biscuit porcelain water dropper

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Category
Period
Reference
5755
Framed Height
8 cm (3 1/4")
Late Kangxi to Early Yongzheng biscuit porcelain water dropper modelled as a seated laughing boy who is sitting on a mythical beast possibly a Fo dog. Excellent modelling and glaze.The piece was made as a water dropper for the scholars table although some were brought into Europe as a novelty where hey proved popular. This piece was probably used on the scholars table rather than being an export piece as it is an earlier piece than when the export started.

Biscuit porcelain was dry fired ( with out glaze), then the paint and enamels were applied to the body and fired again. Biscuit porcelain means that it saved on glaze although two firings were still needed.

This is such a great piece.

Excellent bright colouring and detail
Framed Height
8 cm (3 1/4")
Year
1730 - 1740
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Condition
Perfect