About Kangxi porcelain
Kangxi porcelain is named after the Kangxi Emperor who reigned China from 1662 to 1722. The emperor was very interested in history and culture and brought back the arts and crafts that had been declining. The Kangxi Emperor saw that production technology was a very important aspect of craftmaking so he set up his own workshops and looked into new techniques and updated the designs of the porcelain. The Kangxi porcelain is mostly blue and white but also famille verte where green is often the most dominant. Kangxi porcelain is well known for its quality, not only the imperial ware is well crafted, the commercial items that were shipped to Europe by the millions is of great quality.
Rare Kangxi porcelain is very popular among collectors of Chinese porcelain and often you can find Kangxi porcelain at antique auctions. Because of the popularity of Kangxi porcelain, there are also fakes on the market. Sometimes made in the ‘Kangxi style’ but also made to lure collectors into buying something they think is real. If you are interested in Kangxi porcelain it is a good idea to invest time to read websites and books about the porcelain and to go to museums and auctions with high quality porcelain.
What is Kangxi porcelain worth?
It is hard to put an average price on Kangxi porcelain, a genuine item like a dish can sometimes be found for $50 or less while a very rare gold-pink Imperial bowl sold for $30.4 Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2018.
Kangxi porcelain now in auction
We’ve been looking for the search term ‘Kangxi‘ in the description of the lots in upcoming art and antique auctions of the auction houses we are working with. If there are any, those lots are displayed over here. We haven’t been looking for alternative names, spelling or descriptions and rely on the information the auction house gives us.
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Examples of Kangxi porcelain
These are some of the best examples of the work of Kangxi porcelain.
Lot 177: Two blue and white porcelainTwo blue and white porcelain saucers with a decor of travellers on a rocky path. Marked. China, Kangxi. March 21, 2017Zeeuws Veilinghuis, Middelburg, The
Lot 639: A lot of two blueA lot of two blue and white porcelain wine ewers with floral decor, partly in relief. Unmarked. China, Kangxi. H. 14 cm. March 21, 2018Zeeuws Veilinghuis, Middelburg, The
Lot 198: Two blue and white porcelainTwo blue and white porcelain lidded ginger jars, decorated with two birds on a rock and floral motives. Marked with four-character mark Kangxi. China, 19th
Lot 695: A lot of two blueA lot of two blue and white gourd vases with panels, decorated with long Elizas and little boys. Marked with artemisia leaf. China, Kangxi. H. 11,5 cm. March 21, 2018Zeeuws
Kangxi porcelain auction archive
If there have been any recent auction lots with the search term ‘Kangxi‘ you will find them here, this might not be only porcelain but also other objects with the word Kangxi in the auction description. Are you interested in buying Kangxi porcelain in auctions? Look at the website of the auction house, sometimes there might be an aftersale or you can subscribe to their newsletter for coming auctions.
Set of blue-and-white porcelain plates with flower decoration – China – 17th century (Kangxi period)
Lot Lot in online auction: Set of blue-and-white porcelain
Lot Lot in online auction: Rouge de Fer plate –
Lot Lot in online auction: Kangxi small famille verte&
Lot Lot in online auction: Blue-and-white porcelain Kangxi
Lot Lot in online auction: Blue and white tea bowl –
Lot Lot in online auction: Blue and white bowl –
A large soft paste blue and white porcelain tea canister – playing boys – China, 19th century (marked: Kangxi)
Lot Lot in online auction: A large soft paste blue and
Lot Lot in online auction: Two porcelain dishes –
Lot Lot in online auction: Rouge de Fer porcelain plate
Lot Lot in online auction: Porcelain from Kangxi period
Lot Lot in online auction: Lot blue and white teacup and
Deep plate with decoration of fishermen, surrounded with shrimp, crab and fish – China – ca. 1725 (Kangxi/Yongzheng period)
Lot Lot in online auction: Deep plate with decoration of
Lot Lot in online auction: A deep porcelain export plate &
Lot Lot in online auction: 6 sets of tea cups with lid and