JIAJING – WANLI c.1550 – 1580 Ming Porcelain

A Late Ming Porcelain Polychrome Bowl, Late Jiajing, Longqing or Early Wanli c.1550 – 1580. Painted with a Brocade Inspired Design Using Bright Thick Polychrome Enamels. The Well is Decorated in Blue and White with a Water Bird Among Lotus. The Base with a Blue and White Seal or Shop Mark.


One large crack from the rim to the double blue lines in the well of the bowl, now partially cleaned c.47 mm.
Diameter : 9.9 cm (4 inches) Height : 5.5 cm (2 1/8 inches).
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For similar Ming Porcelain bowls with Kinrande decoration see : Chinese Export Art in Schloss Ambras a Lecture Given by Sir Harry Garner on the Occasion of the Second Presentation of the Hills Gold Medal, June 5th, 1975, at the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, London. Published 1975 by Oriental Ceramic Society. A related Ming porcelain bowl with Elizabethan silver mounts dated to c.1565 - 1570 is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/68.141.125a,b.



This Ming porcelain bowl is closely related to Kinrande porcelain but lacks gilding.