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Hatcher Cargo Kraak Charger

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Category
Period
Reference
6039
Diameter
31 cm (12 1/4")
Chinese 17th century Kraak deep Charger from the Hatcher Cargo.

Painted to the centre with a bird perched on rockwork with insects flying around. Painted with peonies and encircled by a shaped border filled with various designs.

The sides are painted with panels of Lingzhi (magic mushrooms) peaches and flowers separated by narrow panels.

The hatcher cargo is so called as it was salvaged by Michael Hatcher having originally sunk c1642. It had been a vessel called the Witte Leeuw and was carrying porcelain for the Dutch East India Company that had been made at Jingdezhen.

the salvaged cargo was sold through Christies Amsterdam June 1984

excellent example of type
Diameter
31 cm (12 1/4")
Year
c 1642
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
Christies Label to the underside
Condition
Overall excellent although glaze has been lost due to immersion in sea water which is expected