Antique Chinese Ming Dynasty porcelain bowl, with external depictions of a peaceful fish. Deep curvature flaring upward to form the rim, with a slightly raised footing. The exterior masterfully covered in an even coat of a delicate white underglaze. The exterior is encapsulated in Ming-blue water-lily, seagrass, and other marine flora; Which makes up the carps natural habitat. The carp is accepted to represent longevity, wealth, abundance, and perseverance. The clay is very fine, with a brilliant glaze finish that was applied by a meticulous craftsman. This Immense bowl rests on a tall hand carved stand.
Mark on base, six underglaze blue script -KaiShu- characters enclosed within double fine rings, XuanDe Reign Period of Great Ming.
Dimensions: 4-3/8" H x 9-1/4" W
Stand: 4-1/8" H
PROVENANCE: From private collection of Joseph (Joe) M. Adam, 1931-2017, Myrtle Beach with his loving wife Adelia.
After graduating from High School in New Jersey, he served in the US Army as part of the occupation forces in Germany at the end of WWII. With the help of the G.I. Bill, he graduated from Trenton State Teacher's College, then attended Michigan State College where he received his engineering degree he met also his wife Adelia, they returned to her hometown of Karlsruhe Germany. While working in the Aerospace industry his team developed and worked on numerous rocket propulsion systems as well as hypersonic aircraft.
In their leisure time they enjoyed visiting nearby countries. Where they found an admiration for some of the amazing antiques they came across. Often time they would purchase items and research the historical value during the week. While they were able to find many European antiques the ones they found most intriguing where those of Chinese origin. As their collection grew they gained significant insight on the true value of each piece.
After three decades living abroad they were transferred back to the states where they found a home that would hold their abundant collection in South Carolina.
We are honored to have been chosen to represent the estate of Joseph (Joe) Adam with the fine antiques that they accumulated. A portion of the funds will be designated to a charity in their name.
Same provenance private collection of Joseph M. Adam & Adelia offered at auction catalog listing from Lot-201 through Lot-221.
Over all in EXCELLENT Condition; With normal anomalies in nature, sign of minor scratch. No chip, No crack, No hairline, No repaired.
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