large Ming bowl

by stan
(Milwaukie OR)

HI Peter, here is a Ming bowl that I have just acquired, It looks and fells like the real thing to me, I hope it is not a fake, it seems to have all the age signs and it looks right, it has bubbles in plue areas in the glaze, and it has the pitting and rust spots, I liked this bowl because it has a bird in the decoration, Please let me know what you think and if you think it is ming, Thanks from Stan. P.S I will send another set of photos.

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fake ming bowl
by: stan

HI Peter, that is very discouraging, I was told that it is from the ming period 15th or 16th century, I think I am going to return it after hearing that its a fake, I paid good money for it. thanks for letting me know, from Stan.
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Stan, the top corners of the petals should be rounded (no corners), if it were Ming. Always check for this if someone says it`s Ming.
P.

plate
by: peter

This would be a plate, not a bowl.
I don`think I would be able to judge such an item without a hands on inspecition, usually.
However, in these photos I see two problems that seem to point to a fake.
1. The unglazed bottom seems to show circular grooves of the throwing wheel. I know such regular grooves only from objects that were turned with machines.
2. The underside has a lotus petal decoration which is basically wrong if this were Ming dynasty. The proportions and edges are not right for early Ming.

My personal view.

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large Ming bowl

by stan
(Milwaukie OR)

Hi Peter, I forgot to mention the width of the bowl is 36.32 centimeters and the height is 8.38 centimeters, thanks again.

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large Ming bowl

by stan
(Milwaukie OR)

Hi Peter, here is the other set of photos, I did not mention in the last that the crack was filled with a glue to Im sure to stabilize it from spreading any further, it looks like they were a little sloppy in doing so, the smudge on the back is the dried glue. Thanks again for your expert advise,

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