One left! Probably early 18th century rather than Ming, a dynasty concluding in 1644, with the last Ming Emperor hanging himself, these are generally called "kitchen Ming". They were produced in vast numbers in China for export to the Chinese in South East Asia, particularly in what is now Indonesia and the Philippines. One has a Chinese character incised into the glaze denoting ownership. The bare circle is formed by running a brush of wax over the bowl before the glaze. The repels the glaze, so the stack of bowls does not stick together in the bowls does not stick together in the firing
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28 cm
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