A Large Very Heavy Early Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain Bowl c.1670. The Substantially Potted Bowl with Steep Sides and a Small Everted Rim Sits on a Channelled Foot. The Full Decoration in a Rich Deep Tone of Cobalt Blue is of Meandering Flowering Lotus to the Exterior, the Well is Decorated with a Lotus Roundel. The Gilt Two-Part Bronze Stand which Supports the Bowl Fits Into the Ridge of the Channel Foot, The Stand is in the Chinese Style and is Probably 19th Century.
The bowl has three cracks : 148 mm, fine, clean and sealed. 32 mm quite clean, sealed, a small filled chip to the rim. 18 mm fine clean and sealed.