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Chinese powder Blue Porcelain Ink Stone

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Reference
5943
Diameter
14 cm (5 1/2")
Framed Height
9 cm (3 1/2")
Chinese drum shaped powder Blue porcelain ink stone made during the first half of the 19th Century made for the scholars table

The decoration is in under glaze white where the wax resist technique ahs been used. the wax has been used to draw the design so it will remain white when the powder blue is blown on.

The design shows boys at leisure in a fenced landscape with trees and foliage.

the top is slightly concave with a drainage gutter to the outside

the base has a double circle in under glaze blue

Diameter
14 cm (5 1/2")
Framed Height
9 cm (3 1/2")
Year
c 1820
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Condition
over all good some wear to the surface where the ink is ground as would be expected