Two porcelain hexagonal stands

Height (the smaller): 2 inches, 5 cm and 1 3/4 inches, 4.4cm
Width (the larger): 6 inches, 15.2 cm and 4 1/2 inches, 11.4 cm

Two porcelain hexagonal stands

China, Kangxi period, 1662-1723

Two porcelain stands of hexagonal shape, each supported on six cabriole legs, issuing from taotie masks and terminating in clawed feet. The stands are each covered in an even turquoise glaze that covers the entire stand, except the bottoms of the feet.

These stands were made to support other Chinese ceramics, possibly bowls.

Provenance: A private French collection. The larger stand has a G&T Portier sticker.