Antique Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Large Blue And White Porcelain Charger Plate
Antique Chinese, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), large, blue and white, porcelain charger or bowl, Swatow Zhangzhou ware.
The exterior is hand painted in cobalt blue with abstract swirling designs on crackled ground and heavily glazed and adorned in the center with a happiness symbol within an unglazed stacking ring. The stacking ring prevents the plate from sticking to the other plate during the firing in the kiln. The underside is simply decorated with circular blue bands surrounding the unglazed foot.
Diameter: 30 cm (11.81 inches).
Height: 7 cm (2.76 inches).
CONDITION: It shows its age and use. One hairline on the side and hairlines in the center of the unglazed foot are under the glaze; they appear during the firing process in the kiln. No repairs, restoration, or scratches.