Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean
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Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean Ceramics & Works
Large blue and white bowl, Wanli, (1573–1619), the exterior decorated in various tones of cobalt-blue with a continuous band of lotus blossoms borne on an undulating scroll issuing stylized curling leaves, all above a band of upright lappets, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a peony blossom and leaves below a band of cranes in flight amongst scrolling clouds, marked 'Fu Gui Jia Qi' (beautiful vessel for the rich and honourable)
Diameter: 28 cm.
Perfect except for slight glaze blemishes on the interior and some slight warping due to the poor clay often used at this time.
Provenance: From the collection of the Principal Sture Nydell (1891-1986) and his wife, Valborg Nydell (1905-2003).
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