Chinese Export Porcelain Coffee Cup Beautiful Floral Spray Antique c 1750
A Chinese export porcelain tea or coffee cup beautifully painted in polychrome floral sprays which includes tulips. This antique hard paste porcelain cup dates to around 1750 the mid eighteenth century during the reign of the Emperor Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-95) in the Qing dynasty 清代.
The cup was probably made in Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province of China. It is decorated in a European style possibly to compete with the work of James Giles of Kentish Town London the independent glass and porcelain decorator who produced similar quality work.
The cup is in very good antique condition, there is a small chip to the rim and a firing tear with some fritting or inclusions, there are traces of gilding to the rim. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of Chinese 18th century porcelain, poly chrome enamelled hand painted ware or 18th century tea coffee or table ware.
Height 2 3/8 inches ( 8.1 cm)
Diameter 2 1/4 inches ( 5.7 cm)
Weight 79 grammes unpacked
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