Subject:Re: Qing Guangxu marked small bowl
Posted By: Bill H Fri, Mar 02, 2018
The mark, decoration, glazing and potting on your bowl all appear to me to be consistent with late 19th century Guangxu-period "minyao" (popular kiln) production.
Your pattern has circular reserves depicting precious antique vases and other auspicious objects within a melon scroll field, with "Lei" (lightning) fret around the top rim and crashing ocean waves at the bottom.
A pattern variation with the same melon scroll and lei fret with four reserves containing stylized characters reading "Long Life without Bounds" (A.K.A. the Birthday Pattern) also was quite popular during the late 19th century. I don't have one with the red ground, but can show you one in blue (photos below).