Small Cup with Saucer, Kangxi (1662-1722)

Small Cup with Saucer, Kangxi (1662-1722)


A small hexagonal Chinese porcelain cup with saucer, East India Company, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Presenting an underglaze blue decoration, the saucer displays in the central field a floral shaped medallion with a crane, emblem of longevity (it is supposed to live two thousand years) and a geometric pattern on the ground. A frieze with petals forms decorates the hexagonal rim. At the base it is depicted an underglaze blue mark within a double circle and three of the Eight Precious Objects at the tab: the Pearl (zhu), an emblem of omen of happiness; the Artemisia Leaf (aiye), plant of good omen that keeps sickness and evils spirits away; and the Picture (jung). The cup presents the same decorations of the saucer, but in this case the crane is inserted in a multilobed medallion. The inside rim displays a frieze with geometric pattern. 

Dim.: cup - 5x6 cm; saucer - diam. 11 cm

Ref.: A190042

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