This is a roughly potted and painted Chinese underglaze blue and white bowl in the style known as “Kitchen Ming”. The term is usually applied to every day porcelain used in China by the common people; mostly provincial blue and white 19th century Chinese export dishes and bowls with simplified decoration.
The bowl has a nice loose design of flowers and leaves on the side. The interior of the bowl has a double blue ring in underglaze blue and some kiln flaws in the center. There are some drips of pale blue glaze on the sides where the potter was obviously in a hurry. The inside of the foot is unglazed.
The bowl measures 5 ¼” diameter at the top and stands 2 ¼” deep. It is in very good condition with no chips – just a few frits and kiln flaws. We date the piece to the late Ming to early Qing dynasties, circa 1522 – 1660s.