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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.  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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