Posted By: Bill H Sun, Jul 24, 2022
The bowl has an apocryphal mark of "Made during the Kangxi reign" (Kang xi nian zhi - 康熙年製). The Qing Kangxi emperor (1662-1722) was the dynasty's longest-ruling. This bowl, which appears to be a brush washer, dates to circa 1900 (late Guangxu reign - early Republic). Here are links to auction results for a couple of similarly shaped washers, one restored, from around the same period.