An early Chinese export porcelain bowl decorated with little boys playing in a garden.
The cavetto is decorated with simple, cobalt blue hand painted designs of four boys frolicking in a garden alternating with panels containing just a single flower. The central well depicts another boy with his arms outstretched. A diamond pattern border adorns the rim.
The white body glaze has a bluish tint. The bowls are thinly-potted by hand and are translucent when held up to the light. They show the potter’s wheel rings under the glaze. The glaze has a thin smooth feel. The foot ring is unglazed and has a nice worn feel that shows age. The cobalt blue color is a nice dark blue with no purplish tint.
There are no marks or labels.
***This bowl is one of five matching bowls we are listing in our shop. If you are interested in purchasing more than one bowl, please let us know for a discount. The would look wonderful as a group.***
6 3/8” (16.1 cm) diameter x 1 ¼” (3.2 cm) tall. Weighs 5.7 oz (165 g)
The bowl has a break that has been re-attached; however a notch is still missing from the rim. I don’t feel or see any other chips or cracks. There are kiln flaws in the form of pin hole glaze losses, small black spots and glazed over divets.
Fun design of little boys in the garden, making an instant blue and white statement.