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Cafe au Lait cup and saucer with Iron Red and Gilt highlights

This teacup and saucer has an attractive light brown glaze. This glaze is often referred to as "Cafe au Lait" and is significantly lighter than the dark brown Batavia wares. Pieces with this light brown glaze are rare and usually can be dated to the first half of the 18th century. This is also the case with this teacup and saucer which dates from the end of the reign of the Chinese emperor Kangxi (1662-1722) or the reign of Yongzheng (1723-1735). The finely penciled decoration is overglaze and done in Iron red and gilt. Depicted is an attractive arrangement of floral sprays. The diameter of the saucer is 4.75 inches (just over 12 cm) and the height of the teacup is 1.75 inches (4.5 cm).

Excellent with the saucer being perfect and the cup having a small 0.2-inch chip to the rim.

Kangxi or Yongzheng, circa 1720.

Price $325

Please refer to item no. 2TD028 when making inquiries.

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