CATALOGUE NUMBERS 1388 & 1389
PAIR OF CAFÉ-AU-LAIT-GROUND FAMILLE VERTE CUPS AND SAUCERS
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)
Diameter of stands: 4 ¼ inches
Luis Alegria, Portugal, 2001
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York (according to label)
Pair of famille verte and caf‚ au lait cups and saucers. The saucers, decorated in famille verte with a lotus pond, with swimming carp beneath the water, and a songbird perched on a reed. The reverse, with flowering sprigs painted on a cafe au lait ground. The cups are similarly decorated inside and out, with exterior decoration painted in famille verte upon a caf‚ au alit ground. The underfoot of each saucer bears a chop mark. The underfoot of each cup bears an apocryphal mark of a rabbit.