7 June 2004
A LARGE BLUE-GLAZED BOWL
INCISED WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)
With deep rounded sides rising to a flaring rim from a slightly spreading foot, covered inside and out with a deep cobalt blue glaze thinning to white around the rim and stopping neatly around the foot ring, the base glazed white, minor glaze rim chips
12 in. (30.5 cm.) diam.
Lord Cunliffe Collection
E. T. Hall Collection, no. 317
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A similar but slightly smaller example is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Monochrome Porcelain (Beijing), Hong Kong, 1999, p. 79, fig. 72.
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