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Subject:Posy Bowl?
Posted By: Shea Tue, Oct 23, 2018 IP:

I am trying to get more information about this bowl. It was assessed as Chinese stoneware made strictly for export. But I want to understand what details point to Chinese. I cannot find any similar bowls online and the internet is basically my only resource since I am new to this. Any information that helps me to understand what marks this bowl as Chinese would be greatly appreciated.

Subject:Re: Posy Bowl?
Posted By: Bill H Thu, Oct 25, 2018

The more information you give, beginning with dimensions and provenance of the object, the more information you're apt to get in return. If this piece is small, it might be one thing; large another. The elevated feet suggest it might have been a censer, though the form of the bowl itself is found in trays for narcissus and other plant bulbs that sprout in water, which are usually larger (upwards of nine inches) or brush washers (sometimes smaller but not always with feet). Sooo...?

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Posy Bowl?
Posted By: Shea Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Hi Bill,
My apologies for lack of info. The diameter is 7.25 inches, depth 2.5. I have no idea about the provenance, as I bought it at an auction, simply because it was listed as a Chinese bowl and I wanted to learn more. Unfortunately, that is all the information I have. I even submitted it for one of those quick online appraisals and all I got back was "Chinese made posy bowl" made strictly for export to the west. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |