Could this be a Kangxi Imperial household piece?

by Barry
(UK)

Hi Peter, I have this fine vase decorated so well with Foo Dogs among clouds. There is a join line around the middle the potting is quite heavy compared to a 19C vase of the same size. The blue and white ground together with what I feel is superb quality makes me think Kangxi. There is a 4 character mark which I have been informed may be an Imperial Kangxi houshold mark. I would be interested to hear another expert opinion.
Many thanks Barry

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by: peter

Hi Barry,
The quality of imperial wares is quite higher than this. They are almost only found at auctions and in museums.
This is a typical blue and white export vase made for Europe.
This type of apocryphal Kangxi mark was widely used on late Qing dynasty export wares.

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