Group of 8 Chinese/Southeast Asian blue and white bowls, Ming and Qing Dynasty periods. Includes an 8" dia. bowl with chrysanthemum motif; 2 bowls with scalloped rims and fluted sides, one with bird in branch decoration to front and auspicious "good luck" characters to back, the other with floral decoration and workshop mark, 7 3/4" H and 7 5/8" dia.; 1 bowl (3" H) with flared rim and vine decoration, 7" H; two bowls with underglaze blue decoration and raised overglaze brown decoration of carp, 4 5/8" dia.; 1 bowl with underglaze decoration of figure on horseback, 5 5/8" dia.; and a small bowl with underglaze floral decoration to top and geometric decoration to underside, 3 3/4" dia. Provenance: Purchased from Chinese nationals by a U.S. government employee, working in Southeast Asia shortly after the Cultural Revolution. CONDITION: Two bowls with scalloped rims and bowl with figure on horseback fluoresce but no damage is readily detecable. Fluorescence could be caused by glazes used in the firing. Scattered tiny rim/footring chips to all, Bowl with auspicious character marks has some firing flaws. One carp bowl has crazing.
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