Thinly potted and resting upon a short pedestal foot with recessed underfoot. Decorated along the exterior with five large stylized flowerheads connected by leafy tendrils; and with a spiked petal design around the foot. The interior, with a flower in the center; and the rim, with floral reserves set upon seeded green ground. Superbly and meticulously painted in bright famille verte enamels upon a luminous white ground. Of rare type and superb quality.
Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722
Height: 2 ¾ inches (7.3 cm.)
Diameter: 8 1/8 inches (20.6 cm.)
This bowl is based upon early Ming blue and white Imperial porcelain bowls of this form at what was the start of a Ming revival that continued into the Yongzheng and Qianlong reigns. It is very rare in fact to see such a faithful example in famille verte as most of this type were done in blue and white such as bowl formerly in the Hoover Collection sold by this gallery to the Meiyintang collection; and another in the Percival David Collection at the British Museum.