This is a good and very decorative porcelain footed bowl, hand-painted in polychrome enamels and dating to the later part of the 19th century, circa 1870, Meiji period.
The bowl is circular and well hand potted on a low foot.
This bowl is beautifully hand decorated over glaze in bold polychrome enamels; externally with three alternating floral scenes in panels and internally with a central blue and white landscape scene, with outer borders, then around the sides with a 5-toed dragon and a phoenix, which lead to an inner rim border pattern.
The dragon and the phoenix are particularly well hand painted.
The base carries a painter or makers mark hand painted in iron red.
Internal Ref: P 1950
Height = 9 cm (3.5")
Width = 22 cm (8.7")
Depth = 22 cm (8.7")
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