An Early 18th Century Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Shallow Bowl, Yongzheng Period 1723-1735. Decorated in the Chinese Taste with Peasant Near a Willow Tree with Birds Flying in Formation Above them. The Scene to their Right Becomes Mountainous With Building Perched Among the Rocky Landscape. To the Left of the Three Peasants is a Five Line Inscription With a Circular and a Square Seal Mark. The Base with a Four Character Xuande Mark, Ming Dynasty 1425-1435.
In excellent condition, a very small amount of fritting .
Diameter : 19.5 cm (7 1/2 inches)
For an example of this Xuande mark see : The New & Revised Handbook of Marks on Chinese Ceramics Gerald Davison, Gerald Davison Ltd, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9564518-0-4) page 120, mark 1492.