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Chinese Iron Red and Gilt teacup and saucer

This Iron Red and Gilt teacup and saucer set is an excellent example of the high quality wares made during the reign of the Chinese emperor Kangxi (1662-1722). They are decorated with three fruit bearing branches, depicting the life cycle of the pomegranate. the decoration is executed in exceptional detail. The rim is decorated with a cloud scroll band, which is typical for the Kangxi era. The porcelain is thin and translucent, further confirming the high quality of this set. The diameter of the saucer is almost 4.75 inches (12 cm) and the height of the teacup is 1.5 inches (4 cm).

Excellent with both pieces having some rubbing to the enameled highlights. The teacup is perfect and the saucer has an almost invisible 0.75-inch stress fracture and minute frits to the rim.

Kangxi, circa 1720.

Price $215

Please refer to item no. 2TD031 when making inquiries.

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