Chinese Blue and White Porcelain

At Canonbury antiques we carry a range of Chinese blue and white porcelain of various shapes, styles and sizes. Blue and white porcelain really stands out and as such is loved by interior designers and discerning individuls for the style it brings to interior schemes. The blue effect is created by a blue pigment, normally cobalt oxide, which is then hand painted and decorated under the glaze of the porcelain.

Blue and white porcleain was first widely used in China in the 14th Century, although its origins are thought to have come from Iraq originally as artisans there first used this look in circa 9th Century AD. It was also very popular in European produced tin glazed earthenware such as Delftware in Holland. Deltware – or Delft pottery – is a blue and white pottery made in and around the Delft area in the Netherlands.

You can see the Islamic influence with the Arabesque designs
The earliest blue and white porcelain produced in China came from the Henan province during the Tang Dynasty (618–907) and due to its age is hence very rare. Other types of early blue and white ware include those of Jingdezhen ware which dates to the early Ming period (1300-1320). It was made by being once fired  – after the ceramic body was dried out it would be hand painted with a cobalt blue pigment mixed with water and overlaid with intricate brushwork. Then it would be coated with a clear glaze and then fired up at high temperature.

Pair Chinese Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain Urns )
During the 17th Century, Chinese export porcelain became the big area as the tastes and demands from Europe created a big market. Hence we can see in this sector of Chinese blue and white porcelain that European motifs and designs might intermingle with Chinese scenes. There was also a demand for blue and white porcelain that was satisfied by the Japanese factories using kilns such as Arita and Kakiemon to produce blue and white porcelain.

Pair Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Planters Pots Dragon )
In the 18th Century the taste for blue and white porcelain in Europe continued under the rule of the Qianlong Emperor. It is common to see the Islamic influence in terms of design on the manufacturing and painting of the designs. Chinese blue and white ware became very popular in the Middle East from the 14th Century and hence you can see classic Islamic designs and arabesques co-existing with Chinese designs and motifs such as dragons, lotus flowers, cranes and wise men.

( Pair Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Vases Lidded Urns Kangxi )
One thing is for sure, Chinese blue and white porcelain really looks good in any interior, the clean and stark contrast of the blue against the white background really stands out and makes a bold statement. Much of this Chinese blue and white porcelain is on display in our Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom so please get in touch for an appointment. We are conveniently located just 25 minutes north of London in the leafy Hertfordshire countryside. Alongside our Asian art and porcelain, we specialise in art deco furniture, classic English dining furniture, continental antiques, bronzes, architectural and the world of interiors. Please get in touch to make an appointment or if you have any other questions.

 

Please enjoy some videos of Chinese blue and white porcelain from the Canonbury Antiques YouTube channel:




Pair Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Vases Urns Hand Painted

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Pair Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Vases Urns Hand Painted

Pair Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Vases Urns Hand Painted

– Gorgeous pair of Japanese Satsuma style porcelain vases
– Such a delightful pair with intricately painted Japanese characters
– Complemented by florid arabesques in gold leaf
– Please also see close up photo of the factory stamp on the underside
– WE have a whole range of other Japanese porcelain, including Imari if you require matching pieces
– Please let us know if you would like to view this piece in our Canonbury Antiques Herts showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet – please get in touch for a shipping quote

Dimensions in CM
Width x Depth x Height
22 x 22 x 28

Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
9 x 9 x 11

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Pair Chinese Jiaqing Porcelain Bird Vases Imperial Red

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Pair Chinese Jiaqing Porcelain Bird Vases Imperial Red

Pair Chinese Jiaqing Porcelain Bird Vases Imperial Red

– Gorgeous pair of Chinese Jiaqing style porcelain vases or urns
– Lovely hue of imperial red really makes these stand out
– Will definitely add lots of energy to any room or interior
– Very intricately painted motifs such as birds and arabesques
– Please also see close up photo of the factory stamp on the underside
– We have a very large range of other Chinese porcelain, please let us know if there is anything else you need
– Offered in great condition, ready for home use right away – Viewings available – please let us know if you would like to view in our Hertfordshire showroom
– Note if you would like to view in our Herts showroom please contact us first as some of our goods are in storage but we can arrange for it to be ready for a viewing with slight advance warning
– Will ship to anywhere in the world – please get in touch for a shipping quote
– Please fire away with any questions or enquiries
– Our Hertfordshire antiques showroom is just 25 minutes north of London
– All our measurements are of the widest and tallest dimension
Dimensions in CM
Width x Depth x Height
30 x 30 x 68
Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
12 x 12 x 27

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Pair Chinese Famille Jaune Porcelain Vases Shangping Form Urns

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Pair Chinese Famille Jaune Porcelain Vases Shangping Form Urns

Pair Chinese Famille Jaune Porcelain Vases Shangping Form Urns

– Wonderful pair of Chinese Famille Jaune porcelain vases
– Eye catching shangping form to this good looking pair
– Famille Jaune – or yellow – colour scheme also very eye catching
– Complemented by hand painted designs including floral motifs, arabesques and the pheasant birds to main bowl
– Please also see close up photo of the factory stamp on the underside of these vases
– Great pair, ready to hog centre stage as part of any interiors scheme
– Offered in great condition, ready for home use right away
– Viewings available – please let us know if you would like to view in our Hertfordshire showroom
– Note if you would like to view in our Herts showroom please contact us first as some of our goods are in storage but we can arrange for it to be ready for a viewing with slight advance warning
– Will ship to anywhere in the world – please get in touch for a shipping quote
– Please fire away with any questions or enquiries
– Our Hertfordshire antiques showroom is just 25 minutes north of London
– All our measurements are of the widest and tallest dimension
Dimensions in CM
Width x Depth x Height
38 x 38 x 58
Dimensions are in Inches
Width x Depth x Height
14 x 14 x 23

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Pair Art Nouveau Porcelain Peacock Vases Bird Urns

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Pair Art Nouveau Porcelain Peacock Vases Bird Urns

Pair Art Nouveau Porcelain Peacock Vases Bird Urns

– Stunning and unusual pair of art nouveau style French vases in the form of peacocks
– Visually arresting, the porcelain vases shoot from the ormolu peackocks
– Such a great design, ready to hog attention in any room
– The porcelain has an antiqued finish and hand painted designs shpowing the birds colourful feathers
– Bought from a dealer at Les Puces flea market in Paris
– Please let us know if you would like to view this piece in our Canonbury Antiques Herts showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet – please get in touch for a shipping quote
Dimensions in CM
Width x Depth x Height
38 x 40 x 71
Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
15 x 16 x 28

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Pair Chinese Qianlong Porcelain Vases Dragon Urns Ceramic China

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Pair Chinese Qianlong Porcelain Vases Dragon Urns Ceramic China

Pair Chinese Qianlong Porcelain Vases Dragon Urns Ceramic China

– Gorgeous pair of Chinese Qianlong style porcelain vases
– Very intricately painted with various designs and they eye catching dragons
– Love the colour palette with yellows, greens and reds
– Will definitely hog attention as part of any interiors scheme
– Please let us know if you would like to view this piece in our Canonbury Antiques Herts showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet – please get in touch for a shipping quote
– All our measurements are of the widest and tallest dimension
Dimensions are in CM:
Width x Depth x Height
28 x 28 x 45
Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
11 x 11 x 18

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Pair Large Chinese Qing Porcelain Temple Ginger Jars Lidded Vases Urns

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Pair Large Chinese Qing Porcelain Temple Ginger Jars Lidded Vases Urns

Pair Large Chinese Qing Porcelain Temple Ginger Jars Lidded Vases Urns

– Gorgeous pair of Chinese Qing style lidded ginger urns
– Stand in at over three feet tall – 96 CM – so good size to these
– Love the gold enamel and blue colour scheme
– Complemented by hand painted panels showing various Chinese scenes
– Great interiors piece and highly collectable
– Please let us know if you would like to view this piece in our Canonbury Antiques Herts showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet – please get in touch for a shipping quote
– All our measurements are of the widest and tallest dimension
Dimensions are in CM:
Width x Depth x Height
51 x 51 x 96
Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
20 x 20 x 38

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Single Chinese Qianlong Porcelain Dragon Urn Vase China Ceramic

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Single Chinese Qianlong Porcelain Dragon Urn Vase China Ceramic

Single Chinese Qianlong Porcelain Dragon Urn Vase China Ceramic

– Gorgeous single Chinese Qianlong style porcelain vase
– Hand painted with various designs including eye catching dragon motifs
– Great look and design, very bright and vivid colour scheme
– Please let us know if you would like to view this piece in our Canonbury Antiques Herts showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet – please get in touch for a shipping quote
– All our measurements are of the widest and tallest dimension
Dimensions are in CM:
Width x Depth x Height
33 x 33 x 63
Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
13 x 13 x 25

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Pair French Porcelain Cornucopia Vases Urns Ormolu Horn of Plenty

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Pair French Porcelain Cornucopia Vases Urns Ormolu Horn of Plenty

Pair French Porcelain Cornucopia Vases Urns Ormolu Horn of Plenty

– Stunning pair of French porcelain cornucopia lidded vases
– Also referred to as horn of plenty, this amazing pair will be the central focus of any room
– Main body of horn is in porcelain with antiqued finish and hand painted designs
– Ormolu fixtures include lidded urns with horse figurine, dragons, handles and base, simply stunning
– Please see close up photo of factory stamp included
– Bought from a dealer at Les Puces flea market in Paris
– Come view this in our Canonbury Antiques Herts showroom – just 25 minutes north of London
– All offered in great shape and no signs of damage, ready for home use right away
– Will ship to anywhere in the world, please ask for a shipping quote
– If there any other questions you have – please get in touch!
Dimensions are in CM:
Height x Width x Depth
53 x 30 x 15
Dimensions are in inches:
Height x Width x Depth
21 – 12 – 6

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Single Chinese Porcelain Dragon Vase Urn Qianlong Ceramic

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Single Chinese Porcelain Dragon Vase Urn Qianlong Ceramic

Single Chinese Porcelain Dragon Vase Urn Qianlong Ceramic

– Gorgeous single Chinese Qianlong style porcelain vase
– Hand painted with various designs including eye catching dragon motifs
– Great look and design, very bright and vivid colour scheme
– Please let us know if you would like to view this piece in our Canonbury Antiques Herts showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet – please get in touch for a shipping quote
– All our measurements are of the widest and tallest dimension
Dimensions are in CM:
Width x Depth x Height
33 x 33 x 66
Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
13 x 13 x 26

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