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Batavia ware teacups and saucers with Iron Red and Gilt

This attractive set consists of three matching Chinese export porcelain teacups and saucers. The outside of the cups and the reverse of the saucers are decorated with an attractive brown glaze, typical for the Batavia wares. The front of the saucers, as well as the inside and the outside medallions of the teacups are finely decorated with floral spays and pomegranates in Iron Red and Gilt. These highlights are of exceptional quality and beauty. The Iron Red and Gilt palette, also referred to as "Rouge de Fer", is typical for the reign of the Chinese emperor Kangxi (1662-1722). This set dates from the end of his reign, around 1720. The diameter of the saucers is 4 inches (just over 10 cm) and the height of the teacups is almost 1.5 inches (3.5 cm).

Excellent, with some wear to the enameled highlights as well as some light crackling in the glaze. In addition, one cup has an original firing fracture in the base, two cups have an almost invisible frit to the rim, two saucers have some small chips to the reverse rim and one saucer has a 0.75-inch hairline fracture.

Kangxi, circa 1720.

Price $495 (entire set)

Please refer to item no. 6KC207 when making inquiries.

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