Delicately potted and painted teacup and saucer from the reign of Kangxi. It has that nice deep blue of the Kangxi reign. The porcelain is so thin and translucent.
Chinese porcelain teacup and matching saucer. The potting is so very thin. The design is fluid with water weeds and water birds. The painting is expertly done; you can almost feel the movement with a bird flying and water weeds in motion. There are repeating triangle borders on both pieces around the mouth of the cup and the lip of the saucer.
The teacup is a classic Chinese teacup shape. The saucer is nice and deep. Both pieces have unglazed foot rings that are cut. The bases are glazed. The white of the body glaze has a bluish cast. The cobalt used to paint the design is a nice dark rich blue. There are kiln flaws in the glaze such as dimples, and glaze separations.
There are no porcelain marks.
Teacup measures 2 15/16” (7.5 cm) diameter x 1 ½” (3.8 cm) tall
Saucer measures 4 3/8” (11.1 cm) diameter x 1 ¾” (4.4 cm) tall
Set weighs 3.7 oz (105 g)
There are no cracks or breaks. There are tiny rim chips on the teacup and a couple on the saucer. They look bright and shiny.
A decorative very old teacup and matching saucer. The designs look back to the Ming dynasty for inspiration. So amazingly thin and so well painted. This is such a classic piece of Kangxi porcelain!