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A blue and white 'phoenix' bowl Mark and period of Wanli | 明萬曆 青花團鳳紋饅頭心碗 《大明萬曆年製》款

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10,000 - 15,000 GBP

A blue and white 'phoenix' bowl Mark and period of Wanli | 明萬曆 青花團鳳紋饅頭心碗 《大明萬曆年製》款

A blue and white 'phoenix' bowl Mark and period of Wanli | 明萬曆 青花團鳳紋饅頭心碗 《大明萬曆年製》款

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

A blue and white 'phoenix' bowl

Mark and period of Wanli

明萬曆 青花團鳳紋饅頭心碗 《大明萬曆年製》款


the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, the interior with a convex medallion enclosing a long tailed phoenix in flight, the exterior similarly decorated in rich cobalt-blue tones with a pair of phoenix divided by ruyi cloud scrolls, the base inscribed with the six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle

Diameter 13.4 cm, 5¼ in.

The rim of the bowl has been polished, a 5mm., hairline firing crack to the footring with associated small chip. There are some minor glaze firing imperfections to the interior.


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