Tek Sing Blue & White Cup and Saucer

GBP 195.00

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Object Description

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

Object Condition

Very fine condition, some dulling to the glaze due to the sea exposure. The measurement of each piece individually are as follows. The cup; 7cm width, 3.5cm height. The saucer; 10.7cm width, 1.8cm height.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:10.7 x H:4.2 centimeters

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James
London
SW1Y 4AA

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