This elegant porcelain bowl features a classic blue and brown design reminiscent of the traditional porcelain exports of Chinese culture. Crafted from Chinese export porcelain, this timeless piece adds a classic touch to any home.
China made a wide range of porcelain almost exclusively for export to Europe and later to North America between the 16th and the 20th century.
In the later 18th century, as European porcelain factories became established, there was more competition, and the quality of export wares declined, with many using fussy and over-elaborate shapes and decoration. So-called Canton porcelain was made as "blanks" at Jingdezhen, then carried to Canton where it was painted in styles designed for Western markets at the Thirteen Factories, often including armorial porcelain for dining wares, with the design of the coat of arms of the buyer sent out from Europe and copied.