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Location: Sth Australia

Item Details


  • Originating Region: China
  • Colour: Multi-Coloured
  • Original/Reproduction: Original


**Estate clearance**

Beautiful, hand painted Chinese export ware with raised designs, borders, etc. and this little demitasse orphan cup features 3 bordered panels (1 with people scene, 1 small floral design with bird and the other floral design with bird and butterfly.  Intricate floral design in between the bordered panels with highlights of gold and terracotta tone bands around the base of the cup and inside rim and edge.  No manufacturers' mark, believe it is the Rose Medallion design (see below for more info). The inside of the cup is plain white.  Cup has NO HANDLE, a darkened chip and hairline crack on the opposite side (see close up photos)....even with all it's fault, it has a lot of character and too lovely to throw away !!!!!  Cup measures approximately 6cm high (including 1cm raised base) x 6.25cm diameter rim/3.5cm base.

 Please refer below for further information, as this set has been acquired from 2 estates within the same family of avid collectors, boxes were marked pre 1890s and research indicates the cup to be circa mid 1800s. 

 The following information has been extracted from different websites regarding the Rose Canton, Rose Medallion and Rose Mandarin designs.  We are not experts in this area of Asian export ware, and there is some variance in the online design descriptions (i.e. Rose Canton shows as no birds on some site and others with birds, etc. ??).   Please feel free to browse our ebay shop for similiar 'buried treasures' from this estate.  

..."Rose Mandarin china is similar to Rose Canton and Rose Medallion. If the panels in the design feature only people and not birds, it is called Rose Mandarin and is one of the three famille Rose patterns seen most often and made in China during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is a distinctive design with four or more panels of decoration around a central medallion that includes a bird or a peony.   The Rose Medallion design, the panels show birds and people and the background is a design of tree peonies and leaves. Pieces are colored in greens, pinks, and other colors.  The Rose Canton design is once again similar to Rose Mandarin and Rose Medallion, except no people or birds are pictured in the decoration and is seen less often than Rose Medallion or Rose Mandarin.  Other designs also include just butterflies, foliage and insects"...

**Condition (please read before purchase):   Please refer to all photographs.  This cup is part of 2 family estates and estimated around 150 years old.  As mentioned above, the cup has NO HANDLE, a darkened chip and hairline crack.  There are some rough spots around the base and black spots/residue in the glaze on the inside base plus other general wear.  However, the design and colour is still quite exceptional and as with any hand painted piece, there are some irregularities with features, design, colour, uneven lines, etc...all giving it old world charm and character !!!   Colour of actual items may be slightly different to photographs due to camera flash/exposure.  If you have any questions, please email prior to purchase.

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