Posted 12 months ago
Found this beautiful little cup today. It only measures 3" wide x 2" high. It has a gilt rim which is mostly there but there is a dip in the rim and it thins out in one spot probably to form a drinking edge. It has translucent leaves around the flowers that let the light shine through. The mark on the bottom seems complex for such a tiny piece. I haven't had any luck with the translation. -Mike-
From 20th Century Forums
This Chinese rice grain porcelain (also known as grain de riz ware) bowl is made of thin porcelain and has finely carved rice-like holes which are covered with a transparent glaze. This pate dure (hard paste porcelain) is very thin and has hand painted under glaze blue on white decorations with lines and flowers-in-basket motif inside, as well as, a leaf motif surrounding the exterior rim.
This has a four character mark but it doesn't look like a dynasty mark. It might be 19th century, but they are still being made today.