BLUE AND WHITE SMALL BOWL
JIAJING MARK AND PERIOD (1522 -1566)
9.2 cm diameter, 5.3 cm high
The small rounded bowl stands on a straight foot. The exterior is painted in underglaze blue with a continuous mountainous landscape with a pagoda, pavilions, and two boats in the distance. The interior has a convex base painted with a similar landscape. The base is inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character Jiajing mark.
It is unusual to find a bowl of this type in this small size. A small bowl of comparable size but slightly taller with the same mark and very similar high-quality painting is illustrated in Regina Krahl and John Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, A Complete Catalogue, Vol. II, Yuan and Ming Dynasty Porcelains, London, 1986, pl. 1103 (color plate on page 458).
S. Marchant & Son, London, 1987
Formerly in the collection of Drs. A.M. Sengers
S. Marchant & Son, London, 2001
Formerly in a private Dutch collection
The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, Blue and White Exhibition, 1975, cat. no. 34
The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, South-East Asian and Chinese Trade Pottery, 1979, cat. no. 109
S. Marchant & Son, Ming Blue and White Porcelain, The Drs. A.M. Sengers Collection, London, 2001, cat. no. 2