HONGZHI 1488- 1505 or ZHENGDE 1506 – 1521. Ming Porcelain.

A Ming Blue and White Porcelain Bowl, Hongzhi Period 1488-1505 or Zhengde Period 1506-1521. Decorated with Plants Including Pine and Rockwork, The Outer Border of a Diaper Pattern.

Pieces like the present Blue and White Ming Porcelain example have traditionally been referred to as ‘Provincial Blue and White Porcelain’ because the potting and painted appear as being some what rustic. Sometimes ‘provincial’ pieces have a great strength and freedom that can be lacking in more refined objects. Recent research in China has shown that there was little Blue and White Porcelain produced outside the main kiln complex of Jingdezhen in Jiangxi Province. The exception might be Dehua in Fujian province but the Blue and White Porcelain production from those kilns is distinct from the kilns at Jingdezhen.

Very good, a stained scratch to the exterior of the bowl. The rim is an irregular shape in places.
Diameter : 16.7 cm (6 1/2 inches)
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