Kangxi Blue and White Moulded Bowl


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Object Description

Chinese – Kangxi – c1700 blue and white deep ‘U’ shape moulded bowl. Made at the kilns at Jingdezhen for export to Europe although the decoration is painted in the Chinese taste with a variation of the ‘100 boy pattern’ it shows boys being watched by ladies while at play in all differnet activities.
The boy pattern is a reference to the Confucian belief that boys and not girls were needed in large numbers to maintain society and the family.
Excellent detail
The inside of the bowl is painted to show a boy playing football
To the inside of the base there is a six character mark that reads ‘Precious as a round gem of beautiful jade’

The body is lightly moulded with small flutes that give the rim a wavy appearance

Object Condition

very good just a very tiny frit and a small rough area on the rim

Object Details

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By appointment only.

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+44(0)1242 227794

Dealer Location

PO Box 743
GL52 5ZB

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