Ming Bowl? Camel on it with mark

Started by smak, Sep 18, 2020, 10:17:45

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Hi all

what do you guys think?

What do you think the decorations saying? It looks to be a camel or a horse transporting something on the bowl.  I believe this is late Ming? From the colors? Where do you think this was made?




Late Ming. Were you thinking of Dehua because of the blue pigment?
I was, but not sure as the high rim shape and mark are not typical for Dehua kiln.


I was not sure to be honest, but the pigment of blue is definitely of Ming.

What do you think the bowl was depicting? I've never seen a camel on a bowl before.

7" in diameter at the top and almost 3" in diameter at the base. It is approximately 2.75" deep. The bowl weighs approximately 1 pound, 4 ounces.


No idea what it depicts. For a Bactrian camel the humps would be much too low, the tail seems wrong and what are the hairs below the mouth? A beard? The legs and tail, on the other hand would be wrong for a horse or mule.