Chinese porcelain Kangxi Spinach and Egg Ox head

Chinese porcelain Kangxi Spinach and Egg Ox head

Price: Price on request

Offered by Kollenburg Antiquairs BV




The ox (Niu) is the second symbol of the Chinese Zodiac and stands for power. Niu also stands for spring, the season where the fields are ploughed with oxen. Spinach & egg is the name for the decoration of green, yellow and purple that is applied in stains on the biscuit. The name was coined by traders that saw a similarity between the decoration and the dish with the same name.

provenance:
Chait Galleries, New York (according to a label on the inside)

Period
ca. 1720
Material
Chinese porcelain
Reference
100-153
Sizes
7 x 7 x 13 cm

Offered by

Kollenburg Antiquairs BV

Postbus 171
5688 ZK Oirschot
The Netherlands

+31 499578037
+31 655822218
http://www.kollenburgantiquairs.com/

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