This Chinese Export porcelain bowl is 10" in diameter, 3-3/4" high. It dates to about 1814-20, which makes it about 200 years old. There is an elaborate overall design inside the bowl which includes deep blue and white flowers and border designs. There are figures in a scene with trees, a table and covered terrace with mountains in the background painted in polychrome. There is slight fading in the colors in the bottom of the bowl, but the picture is still pretty clear. There are polychrome designs inside the four blue and white cartouches around the sides of the bowl. There were elaborate gold flowers and scrolls around the sides of the inside of the bowl, but the gold is quite worn. There are no cracks, and the porcelain rings clearly when tapped. There are two small chips, one on the foot ring, which is not visible from the top, and a small rim chip that is about 1/8" wide. The rim chip is mostly on the underside of the rim, and is barely noticeable from the top. I try to be precise about describing defects, no matter how minor, and it probably sounds like the condition of this bowl is worse than it really is. This is an extraordinary survivor of two centuries and is in quite good overall condition.
Asian Porcelain & Pottery