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Chinese Imperial Blue and White Porcelain Bowl

Kangxi period

Description

Decorated along the exterior with archaistic
dragons; the interior, with a similar wide band
along the lip, and  with vajras  in the center.
All finely painted.  The underfoot bears an
apocryphal Chenghua mark, and it seems clear
from both the form and decoration that this
bowl is directly based upon a Chenghua prototype.
Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722
Diameter: 6 ½ inches (16.5 cm.)
Ex: Enschede Collection, Netherlands
A Chenghua period dish with similar
decoration from the Imperial Collection is in
the Palace Museum, Beijing (2000, Vol. 35, No. 7).

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