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Set of three Chinese Imari teacups and saucers

This unusual set of three matching Chinese teacups and three saucers is tastefully decorated in the Imari palette. Depicted are attractively arranged underglaze blue panels with flower medallions in red and gold. The large amount of gold highlights, makes this set quite striking. This set certainly represents one of the earliest successful attempts of the Chinese porcelain makers to use the Imari style of decoration. Although the decoration is reminiscent of Japanese examples, this set is certainly Chinese, as is reflected in the smooth and translucent paste. This set dates from the reign of the Chinese emperor Kangxi (1662-1722), around 1700. The diameter of the saucers is almost 4.5 inches (about 11 cm) and the height of the cups is almost 1.5 inches (3.5 cm).

Excellent, with all pieces having minor fritting to the rim.

Kangxi, circa 1700.

Price $475 (entire set)

Please refer to item no. 6KC034 when making inquiries.

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