Tag Archives: Kangxi Porcelain

What is “Famille Rose” Porcelain?

People interested in collecting or buying Chinese porcelain might be curious about the prevalence of a French term used to describe certain types of wares. What exactly are they, and how do they relate to the other terms in use?

Here are some insights into the terminology.

Pair of Famille Rose Bowls, China, six-character Yongzheng mark inside a double ring on base.Sold for $1,599

The term famille rose (meaning of the “pink family”) refers to porcelain glazed with enamels in a predominantly pink, white, yellow, and green color palette.… Read More

Chinese Kangxi Porcelain – A Concise Field Guide

Building on the forms and techniques of ceramic production of the Ming dynasty and preceding what is considered the pinnacle of Chinese ceramics production, the Yongzheng period, the Kangxi period (1661-1722), is a landmark in the chronology of Chinese ceramics.

Chinese porcelain collectors and connoisseurs consider Kangxi ceramics to have the most variation—artistic expression combined with impressive techniques. Perhaps you are curious how to identify antique Chinese porcelain or are considering starting or adding to a collection.Read More