Thinly potted and of broad circular form with expanding sides and short pedestal footrims.
Decorated along the exterior with archaistic taotieh-like decorations in the center; the rim with narrow key-fret border; and “gadrooning” along the foot. All painted in deep underglaze blue in early Ming style against a bright white ground. The interior left plain and glazed white.
The underfoot with apocryphal Chenghua Ming mark but of the Kangxi/ Yongzheng period, ca: early 18 th century.
Diameter: 6 inches (15.2 cm.)
Height: 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm.)
Ex Collection: Alan N. Steele (New York collector from the 1970’s/80’s)
Ex Collection: Ralph M. Chait Galleries
Ex: English Collection
A related bowl is in the Palace Museum, 2005, Chinese edition of Shunzhi and Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain in the Palace Museum, No. 128.