18th Century Canton Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Tea Bowl Saucer
This beautifully detailed 18th Century Canton Porcelain cup and saucer feature a traditional pavilion and landscape theme with the houses, willow trees, a river, birds and boat in vivid cobalt blue. It is distinguished as "Nanking" by the diaper border outlined with the spearheads and the quality of decoration that separates it from the typical Canton ware. The upper rim of the bowl and cup is painted with a protective Batavian glaze, which was a common feature on this type of porcelain.
Each piece is well preserved mainly showing signs of age and wear on the foot rim. There are a few rust spots within the decoration and other small imperfections consistent with age. The piece is not marked but is thought to date to the Qianlong period based on the style of decoration, the form of the dish and cup, and the signs of age.
The dish has a diameter of a little more than 5 inches. There is no obvious damage, only firing defects. Pictures were taken in varying levels of light and different angles. There are also multiple shots of the foot rim to assist in your evaluation.
The weight listed is in consideration of packaging required for safe shipment.