Ming late 16th / early 17th century blue and white porcelain bowl made during the Emperor Wanli’s reign with the 6 character mark to the base for the emperor Wanli. Made at the kilns at Jingdezhen with excellent potting, painting, decoration and colour.
The bowl is painted to the outside with five large and five smaller roundels showing a Qilin in the round playing with a brocade bowl tied with ribbons
The inside is painted with a standing Qilin in excellent setting and colour.
The rim has a double blue line and the foot is painted with swirls.
The bowl is a very good example of Wanli porcelain at its best