A delicate, thinly-molded Chinese blue and white teacup and saucer with designs of garden scenes, cranes and floral patterns surrounding the central well.
The pieces are painted with the nice deep blue cobalt used during the Kangxi period. The clay is refined and a nice white. You can see this on the unglazed foot of both pieces. The glaze is very thick and soft feeling.
Saucer – 4 ½” (11.4 cm) diameter x ¾” (1.9 cm) tall.
Teacup – 2 ¾” (7.0 cm) diameter x 1 3/8” (3.7 cm) tall.
Weighs 3.9 oz (110 g)
There is a glaze chip in the central well of the saucer that has been filled in with cobalt enamel. The saucer also has a small rim chip and hairline coming off of it. The teacup has no breaks, but has a small nick on the mouth and some rough spots on the foot. Both pieces have kiln flaws, such as reserve pin holes, black spots, and bumps. They have a shiny bright complete appearance.
An antique pair of porcelains to add to a collection of blue and white that will add substance, age, and richness to the home décor.
Chinese Kangxi Blue and White Teacup and Saucer Circa 1700