Porcelain tea bowl decorated in underglaze blue with four petal-shaped panels each containing a seated elegant lady motif, with floral sprigs and a diaper rim, part of a service thought to be made in Jingdezhen, China, during the Kangxi period, 1662-1722, c.1700.
Porcelain tea bowl, painted in underglaze blue, decorated with four petal-shaped panels each containing a female figure seated in front of a bridge or fence. Towards the rim, between each panel, is a trailing foliate motif with flower heads. Around the inside of the rim is a simplified diaper pattern consisting of groups of diagonal lines, and inside the bowl is a single line framing a stylised chrysanthemum flower head. The bowl has a crack, and a chip to the rim.
tea, coffee and chocolate drinking