A Fine Late Ming, Reticulated, Blue And White Chinese Porcelain Tea Bowl, ~1640 For Sale
Description:A rare and fine nice quality tea bowl from the Chongzhen period, around 1640. The sides of the bowl are cut through in delicate linglong work in between roundels decorated with landscapes; these are particularly well painted and the blue is excellent. Bowls of this type were recovered in the Hatcher wreck but this piece has immaculate glaze so I doubt that it is a shipwreck piece. Typical unglazed base.9cm /3.5 inches diameter. See Sheaf and Kilburn, The Hatcher Porcelain Cargoes, plate 53 for an identical bowl.
Guarantee: I have been collecting Chinese porcelain for over twenty years and am very careful in all attributions and descriptions of condition given. I aim to use the additional photos to clearly show any damage so that you know exactly what to expect. Please request high-definition copies of photos if required. If, when you receive the item, it is not as described you may return it for a full refund of the purchase price within 7 days of receipt. Returned items must be in the same condition as sent out, and return shippingmust be paid for by the buyer.
Payment: I will accept payment internationally via PayPal or by International Money Order. Personal cheques from UK buyers only.
Postage and packing: Shipping will be at cost. In UK will be by Royal Mail Signed For at £5.00. Overseas shipping will be by Royal Mail International Signed For (tracked): Europe £12, USA £15, China £18. (Any local taxes will be paid by the buyer).
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