Exceptionally unique and large Chinese blue and white export porcelain bowl extensively clobbered (overpainted) in England with a stunning pattern featuring dragons, butterflies and numerous floral sprays. Bowl was originally commissioned as a monogrammed blue and white bowl with owners initials framed by underglaze blue circles. Outlines of these monograms are still visible under the overglaze enamels.
Conditions in the kiln were not optimal when it was fired and this resulted in black specks visible in the white glaze and around the foot rim. These imperfections explain why this particular example was later clobbered. Style of the clobbering indicates that it was done in the early 19th century in London.
English clobber ware was produced by studios known as China burners that offered services such as repair or re-glazing of damaged ceramics and as in this case overglaze enamelling to cover flaws in the porcelain. One known decorator active around this time in London was antiques dealer Unsworth based in Soho Square who produced clobber ware in the kiln in his own back garden.In very good antique condition. One tiny rim chip and hairline to the foot as per photographs. English pseudo-Chinese red mark to the base. Origin: China Date of production: Late 18th to early 19th century (Qianlong or Jiaqing period); later clobbered in England Material: porcelain.
The item "Large Clobbered Chinese Export Porcelain Punch Bowl. 18th/19th c" is in sale since Saturday, September 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain".The seller is "oriental-antiques-uk" and is located in Kent. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States.