Welcome to Antiques & Moore! The bowl has a flattened rim decorated with a blue and white band around the border and a large blue and white design in center bottom.
The exterior rounded sides have a vertical paneled/ribbed design and a wide foot ring. The bottom of the foot ring is unglazed and is coated with sand from sitting in sand inside the kiln during he firing process. This pottery was fired in a wood burning kiln.Pieces further away from the fire had a more pale color than those close to the fire. Another characteristic of this period are kiln firing faults such as pitting caused by flecks or other oily materials preventing the glaze covering the porcelain in some areas. Probably up to 70% of early Chinese pottery had kiln firing "faults".
Rust spots are often found on early pottery pieces of the earlier Ming period up into the Qing period as iron oxide from the clay begins to come out to the surface of the pieces, a process that takes hundreds of years. This is very hard, if not impossible, to fake on later pieces. Glaze contractions are also common during this period. Measures 3" high, 12 12" in diameter at top and the base is 5 in diameter.
This nice bowl is in very good Estate condition although it does have a few noted issues. There is a chip on the outside edge and a couple of factory flaws also on the outside edge inconsistencies in the thickness of the clay with glaze runs. There is also a small tight hairline within the border on the interior edge extending through on the back side.There are numerous abnormalities on the foot ring from sitting in the sand during the firing process which is often found on pieces from this period. We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "Chinese Qing Dynasty Kangxi Celadon Blue & White Porcelain 12.5 Bowl" is in sale since Tuesday, October 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Bowls". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.