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Ming Kraak porcelain saucer dish

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Category
Period
Reference
5006
Diameter
21 cm (8 1/4")
Chinese porcelain saucer dish painted in underglaze blue. This type of ware is known as Kraak and was made extensively for export to Europe, and is considered the first of the large scale export ware.

Paintaed to the centre in a shaped panel with an aquatic scene of flowering plants, water and rockwork. The sides are painted in roundels with auspicious emblems.

Good colour and subject matter. made at Jingdezhen
Diameter
21 cm (8 1/4")
Year
1595 - 1645
Medium
porcelain
Country
China
Literature
Rinaldi on Kraak porcelain for the same plate see plate 107
Condition
Perfect except for a few frits and a slight glaze chip of 4mm