15th-16th century Chinese blue & white bowl of very high fired stoneware with a slip glaze and cobalt blue designs. It is in good condition with a couple of tiny repaired chips on the lip. The interior of this bowl has a rather unique design. It is something like an abstracted image of the 4-sided vajra of Tibet, or the llamaist meditational device. The interior border has vining floral elements. The exterior of the bowl is painted almost like a net pattern of string or cord in hexagonal forms. A very curious sort of design, it makes one think of some of the influences of Muslim tradition. The very bottom has the unusual and cursory definition of lotus petals, much like Vietnamese wares and some of the wares of Thailand.
Age: Ming 15th-16th Century
Size: 3 inches high, 5-7/8 inch diam
Condition: Good, tiny repaired lip chips