Ming deep ‘U ‘ shaped bowl often referred to as Crow cups as often there is a perched resembling a crow to the inside in the bottom. This bowl has a similar bird representing an aquatic species possibly a dipper.
this bowl has a slightly barbed everted rim painted in the typical panels divided by a narrow band. The panels to the outside are painted to show various plants and trees and one with the perched bird on rockwork by still water.
The inside is also more sparsely painted in panels to show a spray of flowers or foliage.
Kraak ware was the first of the ,major export ware to come to Europe via the Dutch East India Company and later the ‘Honourable East India company’ (British East India Company)
this is a pretty example of this type of bowl
Height 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Diameter 12.75 cm (5.02 inches)