A thinly potted teacup and saucer with delicate paintings in underglaze cobalt. The saucer is of a warrior on a horse.
The porcelain is highly translucent and the clay used is very refined and white. You can see this on the unglazed foot rim of both pieces. The saucer has scene of a warrior on a horse. The exterior of the cup has intricate paintings of flower baskets. The well of the interior has a simplified landscape scene. The cobalt is the nice deep cobalt of the Kangxi period. The glazes feel oh so soft and smooth.
Saucer – 4 ½” (11.4 cm) diameter x ¾” (1.9 cm) tall.
Teacup – 2 ¾” (7.0 cm) diameter x 1 ½” (3.8 cm) tall.
Weighs 3.7 oz (105 g)
The teacup has a hairline from the rim to the well and glaze frits along the edge of the mouth. The saucer has glaze rim fits but no breaks, cracks, or chips. They both have slight wear.
A great painting of a warrior on his horse. They will add age, artistry, and color to that antique collection of Chinese blue and white. They glow from within when the sunshine strikes them.
Kangxi Chinese Blue and White Teacup and Saucer