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Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain Cup Stand

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Category
Period
Reference
6093
Diameter
12 cm (4 3/4")
Chinese early 18th century - Kangxi period - blue and white saucer / cup stand.

Painted in underglaze blue to show the moon or lunar hare to the centre. the hare is symbol of immortality who lives on the moon with the goddess of the Moon Cheng E

Cheng E is supposed to have stolen the elixir of immortality and had fled to the moon where she had to live permanently

The blossom overhanging is a bough of prunus blossom also symbolising long life.

The underside is painted to show four character mark - hall of precious Jade
Diameter
12 cm (4 3/4")
Year
1662 - 1722
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Condition
Small frits to the rim of the cup stand