A large, hand painted and potted export blue and white Canton bowl. The painting is professionally done using a nice deep blue cobalt that has small explosions.
The heavily potted porcelain bowl with a flat, glazed rim lip. The painted design is a precursor to the famous willow pattern and shows trees, mountains, buildings, water, and a fisherman. The painting looks quick but expertly done. There are thin blue lines under the mouth lip and above the foot ring. Glaze only covers the top few inches of the interior. The glaze used is a thick, smooth and shiny looking glaze. The cobalt is a nice deep blue with no purple cast and has cobalt explosions in the darkest blue areas.
The small foot has a glazed foot ring. The base is unglazed except for a small circle of glaze in the center. Potter’s wheel marks are visible on the unglazed portion of the interior and on the unglazed base.
There are no porcelain marks or labels.
10 3/8” diameter x 5” tall. Weight 3 lb 1.3 oz (1.40 kg)
The bowl appears to have had a rim chip repair. That area is smooth and slightly whiter than the rest of the rim glaze. Otherwise, there are no breaks, or cracks. The glaze is shiny and shows well. There are kiln flaws in the form of small black dots, blue smudge dots, and bumps. The bowl shows very well.
A great large bowl to add to your early Canton porcelain collection. It will look great on your antique table with colorful fruit in it.