This blog is a electronic museum of my collections of antiquities, ethnographic, first editions, retro pottery from the 1950's to early 1970's, shell, mineral and gemstone samples,fossils and other wonderful things! Comments are welcome on the objects including advice which will add to my own wonderment and knowledge.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Chinese Folk Art Ceramic Bowl, Circa 19th - Early 20th Century, China

Provenance: Antiquities Sale, Melbourne
Circa: 19th -20th century AD
Age: Approx. 150-215 years old
Size: 18.5cm x 6cm in height
Condition: Good to Excellent

The beautiful free-form painting depicts a stylised bird with flowers and calligraphy.

Inside the bowl is intriguing. It has an incised 'w' shape near the flower decoration. To this day I have no idea what that 'w' represents.

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