This is a rare piece of underglaze blue and white three-footed bowl decorated with phoenix birds in flight, and cloud scrolls. The underglaze blue has a blackish tone. Tripod bowls are common Vietnamese dishes but they were mainly used as censers.This item is in very good condition. No chips cracks or repairs.
What appears to be a crack or cut on the underside are production flaws - they don't show in the interior walls. The interior walls have an "orange peel" surface. The underside and part of the feet are unglazed; displays a buff or beige clay.
This piece was high fired - from the ring tone when struck. Probably 17th C; likely Annamese (Vietnamese), strong Ming influence. The bowl opening is 4 1/2", 5" at its widest (belly) and 4 tall. The item "A RARE CHINESE BLUE & WHITE THREE-FOOTED BOWL DECORATED WITH THE PHOENIX BIRD" is in sale since Monday, August 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Bowls".angelo" and is located in Redlands, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.