Chinese Bue and White Kraak Klapmuts bowl

GBP 850.00

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Object Description

Blue and white Ming Kraak bowl with excellent potting with a moulded shape to the sides, and excellent colour and decoration. Painted to the centre with a large chrysanthemum issuing from rockwork, with butterflies and foliage. The four reserves on the rim are painted with flower sprays and four others with ruyi headed mushrooms / Lingzhi. All are separated with a lattice design. The sides of the bowl are painted with four ogival shaped panels which in turn are painted with peach or flower sprays. These panels are still well defined which dates it to the earlier part of the date.
the Underside is painted with roundels with a dot inside separated by quick drawn lines.
The bowls were these shapes so that the spoons of the Europeans, for whom they were made were well supported and did not slide down in the bowl but rested on the edges.

Object Literature

If you read Rinaldi ‘Kraak Porcelain’ she defines the bowl as type IV of the design and for a similar border see plate 137.

Object Condition

The bowl is in very good condition. to the outside only in the glaze and it certainly does not go through there is a very small fine glaze star crack

Object Details

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+44(0)1242 227794

Dealer Location

PO Box 743
GL52 5ZB

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