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Chinese Floral Palace Bowl
Ming or early Kangxi dynasty

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  • Xupes Reference OR080702
  • Age Ming or early Kangxi dynasty
  • Condition The bowl is offered in fine original condition without restoration. There is some minor glaze fritting around the rim and the bowl has a surface crazing hairline to the base which does not extend through to the inside of the bowl. A very rare and important example definitely not to be missed by the discerning collector!  View More Details

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    Unworn

    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.

    Exceptional

    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.

    Excellent

    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.

    Good

    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.

    Fair

    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • We are delighted to offer this very rare and stunning antique Chinese porcelain bowl exceptionally hand painted with floral designs and dating from the Ming or early Kangxi period. There has been expert disagreement regarding the age of this bowl between the Ming and Kangxi periods but nonetheless all have admired the exceptional quality of this example. The bowl is consistent in shape and design to ‘Palace bowls’ made at the Imperial kilns at Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province during the Chenghua reign 1465-87 and is exquisitely painted with trumpet shaped and lily styled flowering plants repeated around the body of the bowl. The inner bowl is painted with a central medallion with a similar design with a simple line border with a further floral design painted around the rim. Although the bowl is not marked it retains an original paper retailers label for Bluett & Son, London who, founded in 1884, were one of the foremost dealers in Oriental art and known to have sold some of the most choice examples well into the 20th century. A very rare and exceptional bowl and a wonderful addition to any serious collection!

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