A delicate well painted blue and white teacup with a design of Ming style five-petal flowers and buddhist objects painted with a nice smoky cobalt. There is a five-petaled flower in the well of the tea cup.
The thin and translucent porcelain crafted using a refined white paste. The foot ring is shallow and shows the unglazed white refined clay. There are chatter marks on the glazed base. The glaze has a bluish tint and is thin and translucent. The cobalt decoration is fluid and expertly done with no painting mistakes.
There are no marks or labels.
2 ¾” (7.0 cm) diameter x 1 ½” (3.8 cm) tall. Weighs 1.4 oz (45 g)
There is a rim chip with smaller chips and frits along the rim. There are no breaks or cracks. The glaze is fresh and bright.
A delicate, amazing, decorative teacup to add to a collection or be part of an assembly of antique blue and white.
Chinese Kangxi Blue and White Teacup Circa 1700