Tea Set Cupsaucer

Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C

Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C
Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C
Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C
Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C
Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C
Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C
Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C
Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C
Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C
Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C
Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C
Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C

Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C    Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C

This is a beautiful set of six tea bowls and saucers made in China for export to the West in the Qianlong period in the 18th Century. The set was decorated in the Imari style. The set is potted in fine greyish porcelain with shiny glaze, in a slightly fluted shape.

It was decorated with and underglaze blue lake landscape and wonderful "cracked ice" panels in the borders. It was then further decorated in a pleasing Imari palette and gilt.

The set came from the collection of a Dutch collector who acquired this from a recognised dealer in The Netherlands the 1950s. Its authenticity has recently been re-confirmed by a recognised expert in antique Chinese porcelain based in the UK, based on its shape, the type of porcelain body and glaze, and the decoration. CONDITION REPORT Generally in good condition but one teacup is cracked and chipped, one saucer has an invisible professional repair, one saucer is cracked through the middle but stable, and three saucers have very faint glaze lines that do not go through the porcelain. The colours are fresh and the set looks stunning. Antique porcelain is never perfect.

Everything was handwork and kilns were fired on wood or coal, creating a lot of dust and other particles that could get baked into the porcelain by accident. Due to the shrinkage in the kiln, items can have small firing lines, which should not be seen as damage but as an imperfection of the time of production.

I will reflect any damage, repairs, obvious stress marks, crazing or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks, stains and gilt disintegration can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account. There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i. A nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can easily see with the eye; a glazing line is a break in the glazing only; hairline is extremely tight and/or superficial and not picked up by the finger; and a crack is obvious both to the eye and the finger. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures. DIMENSIONS (diameters) cup 7.8cm (3") and saucer 12.5cm (5"). This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Cup & Saucers".

The seller is "rattlethecups" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Colour: Imari
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: China
  • Style: Qianlong
  • Material: Bone China, Ceramic, Porcelain
  • Theme: Imari
  • Pattern: Imari
  • Type: Tea Cup & Saucer
  • Features: Date-Lined
  • Number of Items in Set: 12
  • Origin: Chinese
  • Set Includes: tea bowl, Saucer
  • Brand: Chinese Export
  • Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1700-1749

Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C    Chinese Export set of 6 tea bowls, Imari lake landscape, Qianlong 18th C