Three blue and white porcelain cups

Aug 18, 2021. 07:40 UTC
Three blue and white porcelain cups
rhonda
United States of America

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale
Maybe
Description

The three cups appear to be Japanese and hand painted. On one side there is a ship at sea, and the other side shows a captain with a telescope. There is a hallmark underneath, and the cups measure 3.75 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide.

Provenance

unknown

Answered within about 3 hours
Aug 18, 11:03 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$120 - $150 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$150 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

Three Chinese or Japanese export blue and white porcelain tea cups
Yi Feng studio, mid 20th Century
European decoration, depicting a ship on one side, a European seacaptain on the other, with Mandarin script character inscription "yi feng" on the bottom.
3 3/4 inches tall, 2 1/2 inches diameter
CONDITION: appear to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: acquired at auction
$120-150 for the set*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Rhonda guess Aug 18, 21:13 UTC

Hi Delia:
I added two improved images of the mark.
Thanks,
Rhonda

Delia Aug 19, 11:50 UTC

Thanks - much better. I'm not recognizing this - do you mind if I send the photos to a native Chinese speaker?

Rhonda guess Sep 06, 23:32 UTC

Hello Delia:
I have finally added two sharper images of the mark underneath the three cups. Finally.
Thanks,
Rhonda

Delia Sep 07, 22:19 UTC

Thanks Rhonda,
My friend was able to answer fairly quickly on the inscription - its a Mandarin inscription reading Yi Feng, which she says is a private name and refers to either the potter or studio; unfortunately, there is no information on that potter/pottery in any of the online databases I have access to.

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