A blue and white glazed ceramic cup and saucer from the Chinese Tek Sing Period. The cup’s exterior is enriched with a frieze of flowers. Blossom alternates with potted chrysanthemums. The interior features a bird from behind, facing left, perched on a rock. Vertical lines decorate the background possibly mimicking the sky with clouds above. The scene is framed by two concentric circles. A row of spiral motifs are visible around the rim. The saucer too features a bird at the centre encompassed by two concentric circles. This bird is much more naturalistic compared to the cup. Alternating blossom and potted chrysanthemums encompass the central image with a band of spiral motifs along the rim. The reverse displays two branch motifs.
Date: Circa 18th-19th century AD
Period: Qing Dynasty