Ming Kraak  blue and white Klapmutsen bowl
Ming Kraak  blue and white Klapmutsen bowl
Ming Kraak  blue and white Klapmutsen bowl

Period of MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

Ming Kraak blue and white Klapmutsen bowl

1605 to 1615 China

Offered by Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques

£850 gbp
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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.
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
If you read Rinaldi 'Kraak Porcelain' she defines the bowl as type IV of the design and for a similar border see plate 137.
Diameter 14.00 (5.51 inches)
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