16th Century Ming Blue and White Porcelain Bowl.

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.

 

Condition
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.
Size
Diameter : 12 cm (4 3/4 inches). Height : 6.2 cm (2 1/2 inches).
Provenance
N/A
Stock number
135
£ 420
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