Delicate, finely painted and potted blue and white saucers with paintings of birds in a tree surrounded by peonies. They are painted in the Kangxi style.
A thinly potted matched pair of porcelain saucers that have a thick, unctuous, shiny, and blue tinged glaze. They are hand potted. You can see the potter’s ring marks under the base glaze. The cobalt used is a medium to deep cobalt blue trying to approximate the Kangxi blue. The paintings are very well done with good line quality and shading. There are blue lines at the mouth rim and above the foot and a double ring on the base. They have shallow unglazed foot rings. The bases are glazed.
There are matching marks on the base in Chinese characters. They read Jianxi Guohua Zhenpin and refer to the sprouts of capitalism that germinated during the late Qing Dynasty in response to greater exposure to western markets.
Each dish measures 5 5/8” diameter x 1 ¼” tall.
Total weight 11.2 oz (320 g)
One saucer has a hairline crack with several rim frits. The other saucer is perfect with no chips, cracks, or breaks. It rings like a bell. There are kiln flaws like pimples. There are wear scratches to the interior surface. They still look bright and shiny.
A well matched pair of saucers to add to a collection of blue and white porcelain. They have a rich look and will add substance and age to your décor.