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Ming Blue ad white porcelain Kraak Plate

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Category
Period
Reference
5761
Diameter
31 cm (12 1/4")
Transitional / late Ming blue and white deep saucer plate made at Jingdezhen for export to Europe during the reign of last Ming Emperor Chongzhen.

Painted to the centre with a Magpie which in Chinese mythology is an auspicious good luck bird with rock work and plants. The outside is typically decorated with panels of pomegranates, peaches and Chrysanthemums

Excellent colour and shape in perfect condition very fine example of type



It was thought that Kraak finished at the end of the Emperor Wanlis reign but the discovery of the cargo referred as The Hatcher Cargo which could be dated c1642 it was proved that this was not the case. This same design was found on that wreck although this is not a salvaged piece.
Diameter
31 cm (12 1/4")
Year
1628 - 1644
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
From a private collection
Literature
Rinaldi on Kraak porcelain is considered one of the most influential books on the subject see plate 102 for the same piece
Condition
Perfect