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Batavia ware Famille Rose cup and saucer

This Chinese teacup and saucer set has a glossy brown glaze on the exterior of the cup and the front of the saucer. This glaze is typical for the so-called Batavia wares. Reserved on the brown ground on both the cup and the saucer are alternating insets with flowers and large fruits. On the saucer, these insets are surrounding an unusual polychrome central flower ornament. The reverse of the saucer is undecorated and the interior of the cup is decorated with an additional flower as well as an attractive floral band along the rim. The entire decoration is executed in the Famille Rose palette. The quality of the utilized rose and green enamels confirms that this set dates from the reign of the Chinese emperor Yongzheng (1723-1735). The Famille Rose wares produced during his reign are of the best possible quality and therefore highly collectable. The height of the teacup is about 1.5 inches (4 cm) and the diameter of the saucer is 4.75 inches (12 cm).

Perfect, with only minimal wear to the enameled highlights as well as a small original glazing flaw to the foot rim of the cup.

Yongzheng, circa 1730.

Price $395

Please refer to item no. 2KE086 when making inquiries.

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