CLAY POTTERY ENAMELED TEACUP SET QING. I was told that this is , a type of rare yixing clay that was not seen often among all yixing wares. But of course it is not the common.
The color is pinkish purple and not reddish. The texture is fine, dense and smooth, it feels like lady's lipstick to me when touched but the clay is in fact very hard, the kiln firing temperature for these two cups must have been high enough. Color is close to that of photo number 1,6 and 8.
The teacups were well made, the carving technique was masterful. The artist signature was also carved on the side of each cup. Handles are in the form of a phoenix. THE HANDLES OF THE PREVIOUS FOUR CUPS WERE IN THE FORM OF ELEPHANT. Now this set of two eventually came across, and I listed it for those who are interested.Having the privilege to handle six of these cups in my hand, I happened to realize that not only these cups are so old and clay is so special, also the amount of these cups that were made must be very limited. Not like a lot others were made in the same shape, form and decoration, these six cups were made individually in different shape, different poem or wordings, each one stands out in its own way. Any cup appeared with all these requirements must be made individually by the same master for its own purpose and request if not made by customized order, which makes them really rare. Length: 68 mm and 71 mm approx.
Width: 57 mm and 59 mm approx. In very good antique condition, light wear and patina, no chip, no crack, no hairline, two tiny fleabites on the foot rim of one cup, and a very tiny one on upper rim of same cup, all can be seen in the photos. Photos are an important part of the description. Colors shown could vary a bit depended on screen effects. Within three days of sale.Available maximum insured amount is different from one country to another. Return: We gladly accept return in the case that item received is significantly different from the description and photos. Item return must be in original condition. The item "ANTIQUE CHINESE YIXING ZISHA CLAY POTTERY ENAMELED TEACUP TEA CUP SET QING" is in sale since Tuesday, October 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Teapots".
The seller is "woodedges" and is located in Astoria, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.