Sold Ceramics - Sold Blue and White Kangxi Period 1662-1722 - Tea, Coffee and Chocolate wares - Page 1
Teacup and saucer
Height of teacup 35 mm (1.37 inch), diameter of rim 50 mm (1.97 inch), diameter of footring 21 mm (0.83 inch)
Height of saucer 23 mm (0.91 inch), diameter of rim 87 mm (3.43 inch), diameter of footring 46 mm (1.81 inch)
Teacup and saucer on footrings with ribbed sides and lobed rims. Decorated in underglaze blue. In the centre of the saucer a flower spray in a central roundelircle, on the sides, three branches with pomegranates and insects in flight. Round the rim a zig-zag lines pattern border. On the reverse two flower sprays. The teacup is decorated en suite.
Condition teacup: Perfect, a tiny spot on the rim, caused by a popped bubble of glaze during the firing process.
Condition saucer: Perfect, a firing flaw to the inside of the footring.