A medium size porcelain bowl with a lattice impressed border at the top and blue hand painted flowers. On the underside are the three waves and the number two, both hand painted in underglaze blue. Additionally there is a hand incised three in the body. This piece must have been early to have escaped the factory with the fairly dramatic warping that must have occurred during firing. The rim feels unglazed, so it may have had a cover. 3 inches (8cm) tall, 5 ½ inches (14.5 cm) diameter.
Condition: No chips, cracks, hairlines or repairs. Light wear. Seriously out of round.
Very nice painting and interesting that despite the obvious distortion it was still considered good enough to use. The low numbers and the flaw both suggest that it is an early product of the factory which was established in 1775.