Subject:Opinions sought on archaic dragon bowl with Kangxi mark
Posted By: Bill H Sun, Oct 29, 2023 IP: 2601:346:1:7270:1928
I'm trying to clean up some odds and ends in my collection. One piece is this 18 cm diameter B&W archaic dragon bowl. The decorative style is fairly standard for such creatures I've seen on other bowls, and the mark is one ascribed to the Kangxi period (1662-1722) in the authoritative Mainland-published “Collection of Classical Markings on Chinese Historical Porcelains” (Zhongguo lidai taoci kuanzhi dadian - 中国历代陶瓷款识大典).
I'd been concerned as to whether the bowl's condition might be too clean for the Kangxi era, but examples in the aforementioned book of marks show this mark on the base of Kangxi wares apparently just as flawless.
All comments welcome.