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Polychromes

During the reign of the Chinese emperor Kangxi (1662-1722) a number of new polychrome palettes were developed for use on export porcelain. Several of these styles have been employed throughout most of the 18th century. Well known is the Imari style, to which a separate section of the gallery is devoted. Another style, typical for the Kangxi era, is Famille Verte, with dominant green enameled colors. The various palettes were also combined, giving rise to Verte-Imari or even Verte-Noire-Imari. In addition to these highly polychrome styles, palettes were developed which focused on a single color, such as Encre de Chine and Iron Red and Gilt (Rouge de Fer). Regardless of the palette employed, polychrome pieces belong to the most desired examples of Chinese export porcelain. Please click on the thumbnail for additional pictures and information about an item.


Chinese Polychrome lidded jug with blossoms
Kangxi, circa 1700
$620
Rose-Imari plate with river scene
Qianlong, circa 1760
$295
Iron Red and Gilt teacup and saucer
Yongzheng, circa 1730
$290
Chinese polychrome jar
Kangxi, 17th century
$395
Chinese Mandarin saucer with figures
Qianlong, circa 1750
$225
Chinese Verte-Imari plate with peonies
Qianlong, circa 1740
$195
Chinese Iron Red and Gilt teapot
Qianlong, circa 1750
$795
Cafe au Lait cup and saucer with Iron Red and Gilt highlights
Kangxi/Yongzheng, circa 1720
$325
Small Chinese Famille Verte vase
Kangxi, circa 1700
$245
Chinese Iron Red and Gilt teacup and saucer
Kangxi, circa 1720
$215
Fine Encre de Chine teacup and saucer
Yongzheng, circa 1725
$325
Chinese Famille Verte plate
Kangxi, circa 1700
$295
Chinese Verte-Imari bowl with peonies
Qianlong, circa 1740
$235

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