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 5.6 oz (160 g)
There is a hairline that extends from midway on the cavetto to the edge. It is only visible on the outside and doesn’t appear to go through. There are no other cracks or chips. There are kiln flaws in the form of pin hole glaze losses and glazed over divets. There is also a streak of blue underglaze on the outside from manufacture.
Fun design of little boys in the garden, making an instant blue and white statement.