The bowl is in very good condition, with only minimal signs of age and wear. The height measures 10 cm and the diameter is 21 cm.
Blue and White Style
Blue and white porcelain had its golden age in the Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644), but it is believed that this type of porcelain was first introduced in the Tang dynasty (618-906). The proverbial ‘Ming vase’ is still the epitome of the European idea of Chinese porcelain art. The blue color is achieved by a mixture of cobalt oxide and water, and is then painted onto the porcelain before glazing and firing. Afterwards it is coated with a transparent glaze.