This gracefully patterned Imperial Blue Dessert Bowl is part of the Imperial Blue collection. Use this elegant 4.25 inch bowl on the tabletop or as beautiful home accent piece. Since the Ming Dynasty, imperial blue and white porcelains have been prized by collectors and connoisseurs around the world. Edged in 22k gold, this underglaze blue bowl is based on a Chinese export porcelain pattern, circa 1730. The elegant design features a central flowered medallion, continuous collar, and floral sprays.
- Blue and white china pattern
- Features exotic blooms, ornate medallions, and lacy borders
- Pattern based on an 18th-century Chinese export
- Measures 4.25" dia.
- 22-karat gold accents
- WILLIAMSBURG by Mottahedeh
- Product Care
- Hand wash.
The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) saw an extraordinary period of innovation in ceramic manufacturing. Kilns investigated new techniques in design and shapes, showing a fondness for color and painted design, and an exploration of new forms. In addition to these decorative innovations, the late Ming period underwent a dramatic shift towards a market economy, exporting porcelain around the world on an unprecedented scale. The kilns became the main production center for large-scale porcelain exports to Europe.