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Chinese Transitional blue and white bowl - Tianqi

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Category
Period
Reference
5438
Framed Height
5 cm (1 1/1")
Framed Width
14 cm (5 1/2")
Chinese blue and white porcelain, Late Ming from the Period known as Transitional. Made during the reign of the Emperor Tianqi. Type known as Ko-sometsuke as it was made in China for the Japanese market.

shallow bowl with very good painting of a river estuary landscape with fishermen in boats, willow trees pagodas and far off mountains. To the base in the inside there is excellent painting of a willow tree.

Often this type was made with deliberate faults as that gave it a more provincial feel and that appealed to the Japanese Intelligentsia and upper classes. this has a firing fault across the six character mark to the base and some fritting to the rim which was deliberate

The colour is very good as is the painting. Excellent example of type.

six character mark to the base for the earlier Ming Emperor Cheng Hua, this was not to deceive but to honour as it is an apocryphal mark
Framed Height
5 cm (1 1/1")
Framed Width
14 cm (5 1/2")
Year
1621 - 1627
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Condition
Very good condition overall but a few very small minor chips to the rim which is seen in the ohotos