18th Century Chinese Export Porcelain Bowl with Old Riveted Repairs | peacocks-finest

18th Century Chinese Export Porcelain Bowl with Old Riveted Repairs


A fine quality Chinese export Mandarin porcelain bowl, featuring a stunning staple repair.


Why we like it

While of good size and beautifully decorated, it is the staple repairs that makes this bowl exceptional: the refinement of the original piece and the gross, crude repairs make a stunning contrast.


Once regarded merely as damaged goods by antiques dealers and collectors alike, staple-repaired porcelain is very rare and is now justly receiving the respect it deserves.


Staple or rivet repair was a common way to mend expensive or treasured broken ceramics in the 18th and 19th centuries. China was a highly prized commodity, and households could not afford to throw broken pieces away, especially such exotic and expensive items as this bowl.

  • Dimensions

    Height: 5 in / 13 cm

    Diameter: 11 in / 28 cm

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