Ming Dynasty Zhangzhou (Swatow) porcelain bowl, Duck Lotus pattern, c. 1600

$1,250.00 AUD

Large Chinese Zhangzhou (Swatow) porcelain bowl, painted in a deep cobalt blue with a ‘Swimming Duck & Lotus’ pattern, the interior with a foliage meander border and a central roundel with a crane amongst foliage.
Rough firing gravel to base,
from the Zhangzhou kilns,
Fujian province,

Wanli reign,

Circa 1600


21cm wide, 10cm high
Condition: small rim chips, glaze is excellent with signs of extensive usage

Provenance: collected in Indonesia in the 1980’s, Australian Private Collection

References: Identical examples came up from the Binh Thuan shipwreck, which is dated to 1608. This bowl has a much more vivid blue and superior painting to most Binh Thuan pieces, and a lustrous glaze, unlike the majority of the wreck pieces which had their glaze affected by the sea water.




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