A Chinese export coffee cup, imported to Europe as an underglaze blue item with pale underglaze blue flower sprays around the body, and with added European decoration in iron red and gilding of flowers and a building behind the handle. Cup height 6.2cm (2.4”).
A teapot with this design is shown on p74 of Helen Espir’s book ‘European decoration on Oriental Porcelain’.
Date: Kangxi or Yongzheng c 1710-30
Condition: good condition. One small area of glaze loss to the handle.
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