<wbr id="w75aq"></wbr>
<nav id="w75aq"></nav>
<video id="w75aq"><tr id="w75aq"><source id="w75aq"></source></tr></video>
<sub id="w75aq"><listing id="w75aq"></listing></sub>
  • <small id="w75aq"></small>
  • <nav id="w75aq"><listing id="w75aq"><address id="w75aq"></address></listing></nav>
    <noscript id="w75aq"><em id="w75aq"><source id="w75aq"></source></em></noscript>
    <nav id="w75aq"><table id="w75aq"></table></nav>


    Early Kangxi eggshell Teacup with saucer

    Early Kangxi eggshell Teacup with saucer, ca 1680-1700 This is a eggshell porcelain tea cup with saucer, from the Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1720) period, ca 1680-1700.

    As could be expected of these early tea cups - when the saucer actually belongs to the cup - the saucer fits perfectly as a lid to the cup.

    This was because in the earliest days the tea was not made in tea pots but the tea leafs was put directly in the cup; hot water was poured over the leafs; and the tea was left to brew.

    While waiting for the tea you could admire the beautiful decoration on the saucer / lid. In this case a brocade pattern with flowers, probably copied from a silk design.

    Thank you for your interest.

    Best regards,
    Jan-Erik Nilsson