Description A Chinese blue and white porcelain large bowl
Ming Dynasty, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period
Decorated with prunus, lingzhi, and insects on the body, a band of ruyi-heads above the foot; the interior decorated with cloud scrolls and characters reading: "Yong Bao Chang Chun" centered by "Fu" within a lobed medallion, underside inscribed with the six character mark "Da Ming Jiajing Nian Zhi".
H: 5 3/4, Dia: 13 in.
Property from the estate of Roger E. Birch
NOTE: The use of auspicious characters and symbols expressing wishes for long life and immortality was particularly prevalent during the reign of the Jiajing emperor (1521-1567). For other examples see those in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in "The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Blue and White Porcelain with Underglazed Red", 2012, vol II, p. 140 and 141, nos. 129, 130 for dishes decorated with flowering prunus, p. 153, 154 nos 142, 143 for bowls with a "Shou" character in the well.
Condition Report Two hairlines of 1 1/2 in. and one small chip to rim, minor dark glaze pits in interior and underside, minor abrasions on surface. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Freeman's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Freeman's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Freeman's. For that reason, Freeman's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.