Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Chrysanthemums
This fine-quality porcelain bowl was made during the 16th century, c.1550-1570. The pattern, in underglaze blue of good colour, features chrysanthemum blossoms (the chrysanthemum is the emblem of autumn and also represents friendship and an easy life. The inner rim is further decorated with a trellis border whereas the outer rim has a narrower floral scroll border. There is a seal mark to the recessed base.
Diameter 13 cm (5 inches). There is some "fritting" and a couple of tiny rim chips, but there is no repair or restoration and this bowl has a good ring when tapped.
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