Blue and White Kangxi Shipwreck Teapot

GBP 495.00

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Object Description

An elegant ceramic teapot from the Kangxi period, displaying the characteristic blue and white glaze technique, complete with its original lid. The teapot features a bell-shaped lid, loop handle, and short spout, and features unfurling Chinese cabbage decoration to the belly and floral patterns to the lid. The designs are each finely rendered with precise cobalt brushstrokes, showcasing excellent craftsmanship, and highlighting the popular style of the Kangxi period. There is loss of the glossy top glaze of the vessel due to an extended period of submersion in the South China Sea, as the teapot was originally part of the cargo of a ship set to trade Chinese ceramics with the West that became wrecked in the Riau archipelago, Indonesia.

Object History

From the ‘Blue Chrysanthemum Wreck’; lost in the South China Sea, late 17th century AD, recovered 2014.

Object Condition

Fine. Minor chip on the spout and handle, and dulling of glazed surfaces due to prolonged seawater exposure.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:19 x centimeters
  • year
    Late 17th century AD.

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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