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Fine Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Bowl

Kangxi period

Description

Of fine small deep form with expanding sides.  Decorated with a continuous flower and tendril along the exterior.  The interior with a central reserve of additional flowers and leaves. All finely painted in a variety of tones and soft washes.  The underfoot with an apocryphal Chenghua (Ming) mark within double rings.
Diameter: 4 ½ inches (11.5 cm.)
Ex: English Collection
Note:  The beautiful bowl is based directly upon Imperial palace bowls of various sizes from the Chenghua period (1464-1487).  The style of painting is faithful to this honored and beloved period that was considered to be a high point in blue and white decoration.  Related examples Ming and Qing may be found in major private and museum collections.

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