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Finely clobbered Chinese bowl with man on ox

Originally this attractive bowl arrived in Europe as a blue and white piece. This underglaze blue decoration consists of landscape in the Transitional manner. The bowl is marked with a "double fish" mark within two concentric circles. This bowl dates from the late Transitional or Early Kangxi period. In Europe, at the beginning of the 18th century, the bowl was over-decorated with an intricate scene. In contrast to most clobbered pieces, in this case the decoration follows the original underglaze blue decoration pretty well. The main features added are a Chinese man on an ox, as well as a happily smiling sun. Furthermore, the landscape has been "reworked" to create a Famille Verte appearance. The inside is clobbered with a large flower. The diameter of this bowl is about 5.75 inches (14.5 cm) and the height is almost 3 inches (7 cm).

Good, with a 2-inch hairline fracture as well as a 0.15-inch chip (old restoration) to the interior rim.

Late Transitional or Kangxi, 17th century (clobbering 1st half 18th century)

Price $295

Please refer to item no. 1KC059 when making inquiries.

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