Three blue and white porcelain cups
18 August 2021
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

Acquired from
Auction House
For sale
Maybe
Answered within about 3 hours
By Delia
Aug 18, 11:03 UTC
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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