This style of mug was very popular for export to the west in the 18th century. It was also very popular in China with scenes of family and landscapes.
There are three family vignettes on the mug that include children and have vivid blue borders. There are stunning blue borders around the top and bottom. There is a blue floral decoration on the handle as well as a maker's mark in the shape of a heart.The mug has no reign mark but I believe it to be 18th century based on the maker's mark, quality and design. The history of Chinese export porcelain is a fascinating study and there are many collectors of export porcelain. The first western country to establish trade with China was Portugal in around 1556. As western countries learned of China's skilled artisans, their desire for Chinese arts grew. Soon the Chinese established trade routes and made arts for direct export to western countries.
The stand has five graceful legs and elevates the mug on display. The stand is substantial enough to support the porcelain mug. Overall, the porcelain mug is in excellent antique condition with expected wear. The gilt areas in the floral decorations are still vibrant as are most of the colors on the mug. The paint loss is mainly around the middle area of the mug.
There could be very minor surface scratches on the porcelain. There are dark areas on the bottom of the mug.
There are no cracks, chips, hairlines, repairs or other damage to the antique mug. The old wood stand is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, repairs or damage. There are surface scratches from normal usage. Width across at widest point: 6. Opening at top: 4 1/4.Diameter at base: 4 1/4. Signed with maker's mark. Height of stand: 3 3/8.
This stunning mug is the traditional 18th century style Chinese export porcelain that is highly prized by collectors. The Chinese export porcelain mug will enhance any collection of Asian art and antiques. A rare opportunity to acquire a fine treasure from old China. Please note: We make every effort to accurately describe all items offered for sale.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Glasses & Cups". The seller is "wilderness03" and is located in Deerfield, Virginia.
This item can be shipped to United States.