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JjGhandi

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Re: Kangxi revival cups and saucers
« Reply #8 on: Dec 26, 2020, 15:56:43 »
Great info Peter, thanks!

Kind regards,

JJ

peterp

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Re: Kangxi revival cups and saucers
« Reply #7 on: Dec 26, 2020, 13:12:51 »
That may be true for Europe, in China this is unrelated. Actually, such cup shapes appeared relatively late in China. Chinese tea drinking culture was and still is different. :)
Liquor cups often look similar to tea cups, but are smaller.

JjGhandi

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Re: Kangxi revival cups and saucers
« Reply #6 on: Dec 26, 2020, 07:55:58 »
Hi Peter,


Great advise, thanks a lot!
These cups are rather small.
I've read somewhere that teacups grew larger over time due to the price of tea going down and more tea could be drank in one sitting.
I don't know if this is also the case for export ware but I wouldn't be surprised if it was.

Kangxi, that's even better than I thought! :)


Kind regards,

JJ

peterp

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 26, 2020, 07:35:18 »
This looks like a Kangxi era export cup to me, not Guangxu. If it were Kangxi revival there would probably be no Jade character mark in the double ring, or at least it would be relatively rare, but the blue color tone would also more likely have a faint purple tint.
With cups and bowls, etc. it can be difficult to tell, but with dishes, plates and chargers the foot rim is decisive. In the three-reigns period - Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong - and sometimes also in the early Jiaqing reign, the foot rim would be slanted inward on the outside. Some would be slanted both on the inside and outside. On 19th century items the foot rim is straight up.

JjGhandi

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Re: Kangxi revival cups and saucers
« Reply #4 on: Dec 26, 2020, 00:44:31 »
Last ones :)

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Re: Kangxi revival cups and saucers
« Reply #3 on: Dec 26, 2020, 00:43:57 »
More pics

JjGhandi

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Re: Kangxi revival cups and saucers
« Reply #2 on: Dec 26, 2020, 00:43:16 »
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JjGhandi

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Kangxi revival cups and saucers
« Reply #1 on: Dec 26, 2020, 00:41:59 »
Hello everyone,


As a christmas present for myself I bought 2 cups and saucers.
I assume they're Kangxi recival pieces?

What's the difference between these cups in the Kangi and Kangxi revival period?
How can I place them in the right period?

Thanks in advance and happy holidays!

Kind regards,

JJ