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c1830 Chinese Doucai Porcelain Chicken Cup Chenghua Mark
  • c1830 Chinese Doucai Porcelain Chicken Cup Chenghua Mark
  • c1830 Chinese Doucai Porcelain Chicken Cup Chenghua Mark
  • c1830 Chinese Doucai Porcelain Chicken Cup Chenghua Mark
  • c1830 Chinese Doucai Porcelain Chicken Cup Chenghua Mark
  • c1830 Chinese Doucai Porcelain Chicken Cup Chenghua Mark

c1830 Chinese Doucai Porcelain Chicken Cup Chenghua Mark

Price:

£350.00


Product Description

A very nice looking antique Chinese, most likely c1830 Daoguang period, tea bowl, decorated in the fabled Ming Dynasty Chenghua reign ‘Chicken’ design.

The Chenghua chicken cups are probably the most desirable piece of Chinese porcelain and have been copied through the ages, with the 6 mark imperial seal on the bottom. As opposed to the originals, the quality if porcelain is inferior. The bowl is round with flaring edges. It is decorated with a family of chickens and flowers. The Chenghua ink mark is within a double square cartouche. Condition I good with a very small chip and hairline crack. Prior to us having it, the piece was purchased at a North Yorkshire auction in the 1950s.

The Chenghua Emperor (1447 – 1487), was the ninth Emperor of the Ming dynasty in China, between 1464 and 1487. His era name "Chenghua" means "accomplished change". The porcelain stone and glaze used for Chenghua imperial porcelains at the Jingdezhen kilns are arguably the finest ever achieved. The sensual pleasure of the touch of a Chenghua porcelain vessel is unmatched by porcelains of any other period, as the smooth, pleasing surface texture is unrivalled in its tactility.

Size: 9 x 4.2 cm (3 ½ x 1 5/8 inches)
Weight: 77 g

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