A very fine Chinese export porcelain flared rim bowl of impressive 12″ size hand-painted in the deep cobalt blue for which the Kangxi period was so well known.  Decorated to the exterior with eight lotus petal shaped panels with various rich flowering branches such as peony, chrysanthemum and prunus, the interior with a diapered border with cartouches of flowers, the bottom of the bowl with a large roundel of peony blossoms. Very minor rim frits and small chip filled, otherwise fine condition. A great size and dating to circa 1690-1700.  $11,500.00