Large Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Bowl - 16th C. Bird
This unusual blue & white porcelain bowl was made during the mid to late 16th century c.1560-1580. The outer surface remains undecorated whereas the inner surface is particularly elaborately decorated. In the centre is a standing bird, presumably a heron, together with various plants and blossoms. The surrounding wall is decorated with a pattern featuring lotus leaf panels and tassels.
Diameter 18 cm (7 inches). There is a firing crack to the wall but there is no repair or restoration and this bowl has a good ring when tapped.
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