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A Country Ming Flared Bowl â Blue and White

A Country Ming Flared Bowl – Blue and White

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 997254

Please refer to our stock # 29 when inquiring.
This is an interestingly shaped bowl which we believe dates from the Ming dynasty and was done by a folk potter in the countryside. The bowl has a well defined foot – then flares up slightly – then takes a much steeper flare towards to top rim. The inside of the bowl has an underglaze cobalt blue design of a background of densely packed geometric figures. Then there are three reserves with similar patterns of an abstract nature. In the bottom of the piece there is a large Chinese character – not translated. There are also three roughly incised characters which we believe to have been added by an owner to establish his ownership.

The outside of the bowl has a sparse design of four large and four small abstract floral and vines design – whilst the base has a band of seventeen triangular blue points just above the foot. The bowl is in very good condition – there is one small chip on a side and a short frit on the rim – both stable. The piece measures 7 ¼” diameter by 2 ¾” high at the rim. There is a red wax mark on the piece that translates as:'Verified by Canton', a mark often seen on late 19th/early 20th century export pieces by the Canton customs.