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An Authentic Antique Chinese Porcelain Jarlet (A Small Dish with Thin Walls of an evenly Bulbous Form, Often Referred to as using a more broad descriptor such as Jar, Cup, Brush Pot, Bowl, etc.) with a horizontal design covering one half of the piece, painted on the very finely sculpted White Porcelain Dish using the Blue Underglaze typical of the period, depicting a figural scene of Two Young Boys Playing in a Garden, One Holding a Basket and the Other with a Guqin (a traditional Chinese Instrument). The Porcelain Dish bears the Imperial Kangxi Mark on the foot and appears to likely be authentic, or at least authentic of the Period; the Porcelain is of very fine quality and of quite thin construction, being transparent when held before a light enough so to clearly show the blue image on the other side and the style of design and other characteristics are consistent with Kangxi Period Porcelain Wares. The piece was examined by I.M. Chait of Beverly Hills, the United States' foremost authority on Chinese Antiquities, and was stated by them to be more than likely an Authentic Kangxi-Period Porcelain Ware (Circa 1662-1722), although one cannot be certain beyond any doubt with the absence of a Thermoluminescence Test, or other form advanced scientific analysis, which in this case would not be cost effective as such testing is both very expensive and invasive, requiring the removal of material from the item to test. However it is more than likely true to the Late 17th to Early 18th Century Kangxi Period by all visual analysis... please refer to the several detailed photos.
Dimensions (approx.): Diameter (Width at Widest Point): 2 7/8" Height: 2 1/4" Opening Rim Diameter: 1 3/8" Bottom Side Circular 'Foot' Diameter: 1 1/2"
Condition: Excellent Condition. No Chips, Cracks, Fractures, or any other Visual Damage or Repairs of ANY Kind. Some dark mineral deposits remain on the underside of the rim, which are only visible upon close inspection of the interior. Only visual blemish of any kind are two very small, light brown age spots, clearly visible in the photographs.
Provenance: From The Hashimoto Estate; Whose Collection of Asian Antiques and Antiquities contained Thousands upon Thousands of Authentic Pieces of Ancient and Antique Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Other East Asian Works of Art, most of which have confirmed manufacture dates reaching from the 19th Century CE to 2nd Millennium BCE.
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