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Ming - wanli - blue and white bowl

£ 4,800

Category
Period
Reference
5791
Diameter
35 cm (13 3/4")
Framed Height
16 cm (6 1/4")
Ming porcelain blue and white large bowl made at Jingdezhen for the Islamic market. Sixteenth Century c1580.

Painted to the outside and inside with leaf shaped panels of stylised lotus flowers below a band of a geometric design. The base to the inside is painted with a large stylised flower.

The lotus flower was seen as growing from mud but blooms white it is associated with purity and beauty and is the emblem of summer as that is when the blooms are at their peak.

The size of the bowl makes potting difficult without warping but this is excellently potted with a very good colour and in goodcondition
Diameter
35 cm (13 3/4")
Framed Height
16 cm (6 1/4")
Year
c 1560
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Condition
very good one very small rim frit