Chinese soft paste teabowl & saucer Qianlong
An interesting Chinese teabowl and saucer, decorated with moulding and with underglaze blue, and dating from the Qianlong period. Both the teabowl and saucer have moulded decoration of peony flowers, with the flowers left undecorated. The underglaze blue decoration of peony leaves and a willow tree has then been painted around the flower heads. An unusual method of decoration. Saucer diameter 11.7cm (4.6").
As is often the case with soft paste porcelain, the decoration is of good quality.
Condition. There is one small rim frit to the teabowl, and one short glaze line in the base of the saucer (which is in the glaze only, and does not go through the body of the saucer). This sort of glaze line can be a feature of the glaze fit to the soft paste body on Chinese porcelain. Please study our images.