AGE: – 19th- early 20th Century Qing Dynasty Guangxu mark & period (1875-1908AD)
CONSTRUCTION: – Porcelain
DESCRIPTION: – Qing Dynasty Blue n White Porcelain Plate Guangxu
HEIGHT: – 4.5cm
WEIGHT: – 950gms
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Late Qing Dynasty Blue n White Porcelain Plate Guangxu mark and period. Blue and white porcelains have been produced in China since the Tang Dynasty up until present times. During the mid to later Ming and Qing Dynasty there was a thriving export in porcelain wares to many parts of Asia and a large quantity of porcelain during the 17th and 18th century was
exported to Europe by the East India Company.
Qing Dynasty porcelain manufacturers in China manufactured porcelain especially to suite the European markets, these pieces were usually marked with seal of the reigning Emperor of the times, although there is no guarantee that a seal mark on Chinese porcelain is of the period suggested. Porcelain shapes and designs also changed to suite the growing interest in Europe for Chinese porcelain which was attributed to the Jesuits and trade with Holland.
The variations in blue and white pigments in Chinese porcelain are endless. During the early Ming period a blue cobalt pigment was imported from Persia and is referred to as Mohammedan blue which was considered superior to the blue pigments found in locally in China at this time, this was eventually phased out.
A short interesting history of the Qing Dynasty