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Ming Kraak pear shaped bottle vase

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Category
Period
Reference
5614
Framed Height
27 cm (10 3/4")
Chinese late 16th century / early 17th century blue and white porcelain bottle vase made at the Kilns at Jingdezhen during the Ming dynasty. This type of ware is referred to as Kraak and to start was made predominately for export to Holland and very quickly was picked up by the British East India Company for export to Britain.

Painted in typical bands or panels separated by stylized motifs. The panels show flowers and rockwork with alternate ones having a perched bird on the rock.

The kraak vases of this type were used as decoration and can often be seenin old master Dutch paintings in rooms on shelves or fire places.
Framed Height
27 cm (10 3/4")
Year
c 1600
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Literature
for similar see Kraak Porcelain by Maura Rinaldi
Condition
Small firing imperfections which is typical of Kraakware