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Chinese blue and white teabowl and saucer, Kangxi (1662-1722), decorated with 'Long Elizas', the saucer with a central roundel containing a seated lady in a fenced garden, the well with four pairs of Long Eliza interspersed with floral sprays, the underside with mark for Kangxi within double circle and four beribboned 'babao' to the rim; the teabowl with further pairs of Long Eliza and floral spray, the interior with central roundel containing seated lady in a flower garden and a hatch-pattern band to the interior rim.
Diameter of saucer: 9.7cm. (3 13/16in.); height of teabowl: 3.2cm. (1 1/4in.)
The pattern name is based on the Dutch 'Lange Lijzen', used to refer to this elongated woman who was one of the Eight Daoist Immortals, He Xiangu.
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