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Kangxi Period

Emperor Kangxi, the longest-reigning emperor in China and perhaps the most famous, reigned for 61 years between 1654 to 1722. The time in which he reigned was characterized by peace, wealth, and stability. Therefore, art and intellect also flourished during the period.

Among Kangxi's achievements were military victories over Taiwan, Russia, Tibet, and Russia. He also initiated the compilation of a dictionary of Chinese characters, the compilation of poetry, the invention of a Chinese calendar, as well as the proliferation of the famed Qing-Hua blue and white porcelain.

Kangxi took particular interest in porcelain. During his reign, he ordered the creation and reactivation of thousands of kilns within Jingdezhen in Southern China. These kilns would create fine porcelains with beautifully detailed paintings that highlight the affluence and intellect of the time.

For a short period of time, “peach-bloom” porcelain glazes were employed using light copper-reds to give the impression of ripening fruit. Most of these works were historically reserved for Kangxi’s own writing table. This rare process of glazing remained elusive for many years, and the ceramics that employ this form of glazing are very difficult to find.


Quick Facts

  • Kangxi, whose name was originally Xuanye, became emperor at only eight years old and retired at the age of 69
  • During the Kangxi Period, Western influence was highly prevalent and even encouraged. Kangxi himself allowed several Jesuits into his court to teach him math, science, and military developments
  • By the end of the Kangxi’s reign, there were more than three thousand kilns within Jingdezhen

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A CHINESE WUCAI DISH WITH STYLIZED FLORAL DESIGN, KANGXI
Apr 19, 9:30 AM CEST
A CHINESE WUCAI DISH WITH STYLIZED FLORAL DESIGN, KANGXI
by Rob Michiels Auctions
Est: €600- €1,200
€6503 Bids
A PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE ROSEWATER SPRINKLERS FOR THE ISLAMIC MARKET, KANGXI
Apr 18, 9:30 AM CEST
A PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE ROSEWATER SPRINKLERS FOR THE ISLAMIC MARKET, KANGXI
by Rob Michiels Auctions
Est: €600- €1,200
€5503 Bids
CHINA - WHITE-BLUE PORCELAIN PLATE, FLORAL DESIGN, KANGXI PERIOD AND BRAND.
Apr 27, 11:00 AM CEST
CHINA - WHITE-BLUE PORCELAIN PLATE, FLORAL DESIGN, KANGXI PERIOD AND BRAND.
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €200- €400
€2002 Bids
Chinese lidded bowl Ø 19 cm.
Apr 20, 9:00 AM CEST
Chinese lidded bowl Ø 19 cm.
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €100- €300
€1102 Bids
Chinese Famille Verte Charger with Warriors and Figurines Kangxi Mark
Apr 27, 9:30 AM EDT
Chinese Famille Verte Charger with Warriors and Figurines Kangxi Mark
by Luban Antique
Est: $200- $500
$402 Bids
THREE CHINESE VERTE-IMARI 'STANISLAW' PLATES AND FIVE FAMILLE ROSE PLATES, KANGXI/YONGZHENG
Apr 19, 9:30 AM CEST
THREE CHINESE VERTE-IMARI 'STANISLAW' PLATES AND FIVE FAMILLE ROSE PLATES, KANGXI/YONGZHENG
by Rob Michiels Auctions
Est: €1,000- €2,000
€8001 Bid
A PAIR OF RARE CHINESE IRON-RED-ENAMELLED 'CHRYSANTHEMUM SCROLL' EWERS, KANGXI
Apr 19, 9:30 AM CEST
A PAIR OF RARE CHINESE IRON-RED-ENAMELLED 'CHRYSANTHEMUM SCROLL' EWERS, KANGXI
by Rob Michiels Auctions
Est: €6,000- €12,000
€4,8001 Bid
A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PLATE WITH A BREASTFEEDING WOMAN AND FISHERMEN ON BOATS, CHENGHUA MARK, KANGXI
Apr 19, 9:30 AM CEST
A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PLATE WITH A BREASTFEEDING WOMAN AND FISHERMEN ON BOATS, CHENGHUA MARK, KANGXI
by Rob Michiels Auctions
Est: €600- €1,200
€5001 Bid
A PAIR OF CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED CHICKEN EWERS MOUNTED AS CANDLEHOLDERS WITH GILT BRONZE, KANGXI
Apr 19, 9:30 AM CEST
A PAIR OF CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED CHICKEN EWERS MOUNTED AS CANDLEHOLDERS WITH GILT BRONZE, KANGXI
by Rob Michiels Auctions
Est: €4,000- €8,000
€3,2001 Bid
SEVEN CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE 'LONG ELIZA' MINIATURE VASES, KANGXI
Apr 18, 9:30 AM CEST
SEVEN CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE 'LONG ELIZA' MINIATURE VASES, KANGXI
by Rob Michiels Auctions
Est: €800- €1,200
€6501 Bid
LOT WITHDRAWN
Apr 19, 9:30 AM CEST
LOT WITHDRAWN
by Rob Michiels Auctions
Est: €0- €0
€8001 Bid
LOT WITHDRAWN
Apr 19, 9:30 AM CEST
LOT WITHDRAWN
by Rob Michiels Auctions
Est: €0- €0
€1,6001 Bid
5-PIECE PORCELAIN, KANGXI
Apr 18, 7:00 PM CEST
5-PIECE PORCELAIN, KANGXI
by Derksen Veilingbedrijf
Est: €50- €100
€501 Bid
TWO CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE EWERS AND TWO TEAPOTS, KANGXI
Apr 19, 9:30 AM CEST
TWO CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE EWERS AND TWO TEAPOTS, KANGXI
by Rob Michiels Auctions
Est: €400- €800
€3001 Bid
A CHINESE BLUE & WHITE HOOKAH BASE, KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Apr 30, 1:00 PM BST
A CHINESE BLUE & WHITE HOOKAH BASE, KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
by Plakas Auctions
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£8001 Bid
MADE IN THE KANGXI YEAR OF THE QING DYNASTY HAND-PAINTED PLATE WITH COLORFUL CHARACTERS AND STORIES
May 04, 3:00 PM PDT
MADE IN THE KANGXI YEAR OF THE QING DYNASTY HAND-PAINTED PLATE WITH COLORFUL CHARACTERS AND STORIES
by Mega International Auction
Est: $700- $1,000
$4001 Bid
A FINE CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE SILVER MOUNTED JAR, SIGNED BO GU ZHAI 博古斎, JIAJING MARK, KANGXI
Apr 18, 9:30 AM CEST
A FINE CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE SILVER MOUNTED JAR, SIGNED BO GU ZHAI 博古斎, JIAJING MARK, KANGXI
by Rob Michiels Auctions
Est: €400- €800
€3001 Bid
A Chinese Blue and White Dragon Porcelain Vase Kangxi Mark
Apr 27, 9:30 AM EDT
A Chinese Blue and White Dragon Porcelain Vase Kangxi Mark
by Luban Antique
Est: $200- $800
$501 Bid
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FAMILLE VERTE STORY PAINTED LONG NECK VASE
May 05, 10:00 AM EDT
FAMILLE VERTE STORY PAINTED LONG NECK VASE
by William's Auctions, LLC
Est: $240- $360
$1201 Bid
CHINESE KANGXI MARK DOUBLE PHONEIX PORCELAIN DISH
Apr 23, 11:00 AM PDT
CHINESE KANGXI MARK DOUBLE PHONEIX PORCELAIN DISH
by Robert Slawinski Auctioneers, Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid

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