Chinese porcelain blue and white moulded and fluted deep bowl, wan, with foliate rim painted on the exterior with four equestrian huntsmen and hounds in pursuit of white hares, amongst rockwork and trees, above a relief petal band interspersed with lingzhi branches and precious objects on a key-fret ground, the interior painted in the well with a further equestrian huntsman encircled by lappets and precious objects, beneath a wide band of diaper wan characters.
8 3/8 inches, 21.2 cm diameter.
The base with a six-character mark of Chenghua within a double ring, Kangxi, circa 1710.
Excellent condition apart from a tiny glaze flake to one tip of the rim.
Provenance & Additional Information
- Formerly in an English private collection.
- A similar bowl was included by Christiaan J. A. Jörg in Ceramics Crossed Overseas: Jingdezhan, Imari and Delft from the Collection of the Groninger Museum, 2000, no. 49.