Porcelain Wares from Imperial Kiln in Kangxi Period of Qing Dynasty
Date: July 14th ,2015 – February 28th, 2016
Time: 9:00 – 17:00 (close on Mondays)
Venue: Hall D, F3
Porcelain Wares from Imperial Kiln in Kangxi Period of Qing Dynasty


Colored Glaze Porcelains

The “Colored Glaze Porcelain” refers to the porcelain with single colored glaze. The craftsmen who worked for Kangxi imperial kiln mastered the changes and rules of different metal oxides under various conditions and temperatures, in order to present the excellence of tinct. Kangxi colored glaze porcelains are well known for its variegated colors and expressiveness.

According to the burning temperature, colored glaze in general is divided into high-temperature glaze and low-temperature glaze. During Kangxi period, the variety of colored glaze porcelains marks the refinement of the porcelain making skills. Whether the copper colors at high-temperature, such as peachbloom, sacrificial red and Lang-kiln red, or the iron colors at high-temperature, such as sky blue, pale green and light greenish blue, or the cobalt sky blue color at high-temperature, or the green and yellow color at low-temperature, they all reached a very high standard in purity and tone.


Lang-kiln red glaze meiping vase

Height: 18 cm, mouth diameter: 3 cm, bottom diameter: 6.2 cm

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Snow-flake blue glaze club-shape vase

Height: 25.5 cm, mouth diameter: 7.2 cm, bottom diameter: 7.3 cm

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Peacock green glaze vase with a bow string pattern on the neck

Height: 32.8 cm, mouth diameter: 14 cm, bottom diameter: 15.5 cm

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Aubergine glaze lidded jar

Height: 34.5 cm, mouth diameter: 16 cm, bottom diameter: 14 cm

The Palace Museum


Long necked vase imitated with Ge ware

Height: 39 cm, mouth diameter: 10.2 cm, bottom diameter: 13.5 cm

The Palace Museum