A beautifully and well shaped Ming Dynasty (1368-1643A.D) rice bowl with blue splashes that looks like the shape of a heart. This piece is retrieved from the sea. The bowl is a common household ware likely to be used for eating rice or drinking water/wine. It is an export ware for the South-East Asian market. It is also likely that this blue bowl can be dated toward the end of the Ming Dynasty - 17th century. The glaze, although is thin and smooth, is still in relatively good conditions. No deteriorating or flaking of the glaze except around the centre of the bowl. The bottom of another bowl is shown attached to the centre of the bowl.
Some firing faults, expected degradation, chips & minor losses, abrasions, as a consequence of long period of burial under the sea and subsequent cleaning.
The measurement of the bowl is: Height 5.0cm and the diameter is 12.5cm.