Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - Buddhist
This blue & white "Swatow" (or "Zhangzhou") porcelain bowl was made during the Wanli Reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. It is unusually highly-fired for Swatow ware with a good ring when tapped. The pattern is based upon the auspicious Buddhist Wheel of Law.
However, the glaze is mis-coloured, a result of mis-firing during manufacture, and also long burial, so although not the finest example of blue & white Swatow ware, it is unusual and interesting. (For reference, see also our examples, stock numbers MA914 & MA912)
Diameter 14.5 cm (5.75 inches). A chip to the inner rim. Some ware to the glaze, some staining to the glaze, a result of labels having been stuck onto the surface, but no repair or restoration.
This bowl, together with some other South-East Asian & Chinese ceramics we are offering for sale, has come from a local collection, established over the last twenty years or so.
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