A 16th century Ming porcelain bowl c.1560-1600. Decorated with a fish-dragon in white on a pale grey-blue ground. The well of the bowl is painted with a double-gourd tied with a ribbon. The base with a poorly painted seal mark.
There is a long thin chip to the inside of the footrim c.12 mm x 3 mm, the rime is rather rough with fritting and glaze chips. It is likely this Ming bowl comes from a shipwreck or possibly burial.
Diameter : 12 cm (4 3/4 inches).
Height : 6.2 cm (2 1/2 inches).