Ming Blue and White porcelain Kraak bowl

Ming Blue and White porcelain Kraak bowl
Ming Blue and White porcelain Kraak bowl Ming Blue and White porcelain Kraak bowl Ming Blue and White porcelain Kraak bowl
Offered by: Catherine Hunt Oriental Ceramics
Dealer reference: 5766

Description

Late Ming early Transitional blue and white porcelain klapmutsen bowl made c1630 for the export trade to Europe at the kilns at Jingdezhen. The dating of the bowl is based on Rinaldi's book on Kraak porcelain which puts it as being made during the reign of the Emperor Chongzhen.
Excellent painting of a Confucian scholar on a river headland with boulders and trees.
The sides are painted with taotie mask shaped panels which are painted to the inside with fruit or flowers
The bowls were developed initially for the Dutch market where the everted rim was used to rest the spoon when eating.
Excellent subject matter with a figure to the centre very good colour potting and painting .
From a private collection

Diameter: 14.00cm (5.51 inches)

Condition

Overall perfect small burst bubble from firing to the centre

Date

Circa 1630

Price

£695.00

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