A Kangxi Porcelain Blanc de Chine Beaker c.1700, Enamelled in London c.1715 – 1720.
An early English decorated Kangxi Blanc de Chine faceted octagonal beaker made in Dehua, Fujian Province by Zhongtun shi (Mr. Zhongtun). The sides with recessed moulded panels containing the Eight Immortals. The base with an impressed seal-mark reading Shi Zhong Tun Family. The London decoration c.1715-1720.
In good condition, with no damage. However the green enamels have almost gone with just a shadow left. Green was a difficult enamel to deal with and even Chinese enamellers found it difficult to get it to adhere to the body of the porcelain. The loss of green to this beaker is evenly distributed and that suggests it was something that happened in the kiln rather than later date.