A Chinese Kangxi period blue and white bowl with added Dutch decoration of birds and flowers in overglaze red, green and gilding (a style sometimes referred to a ‘verte Imari’). Good quality decoration in sympathy with the underglaze blue. Diameter 14cm (5.5”).
Date: Kangxi c1710-20
Condition: there are three small nicks to the brown-dressed rim. There is a long hairline in the foot rim extending from a firing fault in the foot. The enamels and gilding to the inside of the bowl are rubbed from use.
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