European-decorated Chinese blanc de Chine cup
An interesting example of a Chinese blanc de Chine cup from Fujian Province with added European enamel decoration. The cup is a rhinocerous-form libation cup with applied prunus flowers on one side and magnolia flowers on the other, and with a foot formed as two branches. The European decoration has been done in a sensitive manner, with just the flowers and stems, and the applied foot, decorated. In addtion a blue enamel ring has been added to the inside of the rim. Diameter at widest point 8.9cm (3.5")
Dating: the cup Kangxi (1662-1722), the enamel decoration perhaps a little later.
Condition. The cup has one shallow chip at the rim, pointed out in our photos, and a short (~2cm) hairline from the rim. No other damage and no restoration.