wine cup (cup (narcotics & intoxicants: drinking))

Small porcelain wine cup with curved sides, a flared rim, low foot, and recessed base. It is decorated with cobalt blue pigment painted under clear glaze. A landscape scene is painted on the exterior body, with a pine tree and rocks. There is a mark on the base: 'ruo shen zhen cang'. Blue and white cups with the same mark were first produced in the Kangxi Period (1662 - 1722), but the character 'zhen' is written in a different way. This cup is possibly a later copy of the Kangxi original, which is bigger in size, and the mark is encircled by a ring.

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