A Pair of Rare Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain Leaf Form Teabowls and Saucers. The Saucers are Moulded in the Form of a Curved Leaf and are Painted with Panels of Flowers. The Oval Teabowls are Also Naturalistically Moulded, in the Form of a Partly Open Lotus Leaf.
Very good, a few very minor glaze frits.
Length of saucer : 13.5 cm (5 1/4 inches)
Height of cup : 4.5 cm (1 3/4 inches)
R and G McPherson, Sold 6th October 2003, Stock Number 14891.
A Private English Collection of Chinese Porcelain.
No comparisons of these highly unusual teabowls and saucers appear to be in the literature. We sold the present examples several years ago, and apart from one or two single saucers, which were described as dishes, no other examples appear to be known.