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Chinese export porcelain spittoon (zhadou) or “slop vase” decorated in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua), Kangxi reign.
Stock Number: 3991
Exceptionally well painted Chinese export porcelain spittoon (zhadou) or “slop vase” decorated in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua) with an upper band with plants and a lower one with sea life, the base with the Jiajing six character mark in a double circle but c. 1700, Kangxi reign, Qing dynasty,h. 11,4 cm, 4½ in; d. 19 cm, 4 in. 1.12174 Bespoke box.
Illustrated: 100 Years of Chinese Export Porcelain, by A. Varela Santos, 2014/2015, cat. 14.
◆ This form (without the handle) has been manufactured in China since the 9th century to be used at the table for remnants of liquids or as spittoons.
繪圖精美絕倫的中國外銷瓷青花痰盂 (渣斗) 或“撇口尊”, 上部為植物紋, 下部為海洋生物紋, 器底雙圈 嘉靖六字款, 約1700年, 清康熙, 高11.4 釐米, 4½英吋。
插图: 《百年中国外销瓷》 阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯, 2014/2015, 目录 14。