A set of four blue and white Chinese Export shallow porcelain bowls with similar designs of waterscapes, boats, buildings and trees. The designs, which were painted in a nice medium cobalt blue, are similar but not identical. The rims have been painted with an iron brown, with a cross-hatch border near the rim.
The shallow bowls are very thinly hand potted. Each has a shallow unglazed foot with glazed bases.
6 ½” diameter x 1 1/8” tall.
Total weight 1 lb 9.6 oz (730 g)
Each bowl has some damages. One bowl has a two small rim chip and no cracks. Another bowl has a hairline that extends from the rim to the cavetto, a rim chip underneath, a few tiny rim frits, and a chip on the foot. The third bowl has a larger rim chip with a hairline extending from the chip to the cavetto, and a small chip on the inside of the foot rim.
The most damaged plate has three hairlines, one of which starts at the rim and extends to the opposite side of the foot ring. The other two hairlines start at the rim and extends only to the cavetto. There is a rim chip at the one end of the long hairline chip at the start of a hairline. Most of this chip is visible only from the underside. This plate also has a significant chip on foot ring, at the point where the long hairline crosses.
All plates exhibit kiln flaws, such as pin hole reserves, black spots, and bumps. There are wear scratches in the wells, but the glazes still have a bright and entire look.
A set of four 18th century small shallow bowls to decorate with or add to a collection.
Set of Four 18th Century Chinese Export Blue and White Bowls