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Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Wanli


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Please refer to our stock # MA442 when inquiring.
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Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Wanli

This fine quality and very attractive porcelain bowl was made during the Wanli period (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty at one of the Jingdezhen kilns in Jiangxi province. It is finely-potted with a particularly translucent body, has a good high-pitched ring when tapped, underglaze blue of very good colour and a glossy glaze. The pattern inside the bowl is white on a blue ground featuring scrolling floral patterns and lotus blossoms. The outer wall is decorated with a continuous floral scroll containing four blossoms. There are minor manufacturing imperfections: to the centre of the bowl are small areas where the glaze has not covered the surface of the body. There is minor kiln grit embedded in the glaze on the outer wall and some "fritting" to the glaze at the rim edge, faults commonly seen in porcelain of this period.

Diameter 11 cm (4.25 inches). This bowl is in fine condition with no repair or restoration. 

For an almost identical example of the same general size see the book "Ming Ceramics in the British Museum", page 307. See also our bowl, stock number MA443, that came from the same English private collection and is almost identical but that has a flared rim.

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