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Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl


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Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl

This blue and white porcelain bowl with flared rim was made during the late 15th - early 16th century and is quite "heavily-potted". The outer wall is nicely decorated with an elaborate lotus flower scroll. The central inner design is based upon the double vajra (Buddhist sceptre) pattern with a trellis border around the rim. The bowl is coated in a thick glossy and finely-crackled glaze. In places are small amounts of kiln grit embedded within the glaze and to the very edge of the rim there are a couple of very small areas that the glaze has not adhered to where the body has been exposed and fired to a deep red.

Diameter 16 cm (6.25 inches). This bowl is a very nice example of its type and in fine condition with no restoration or repair.

For information: several very similar bowls were recovered from the "Lena Shoal" shipwreck that has been dated to c. 1490 - 1500.

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