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Ming Kraak Wine Pot / Wine Kettle

£ 1,675

Category
Period
Reference
6256
Height
21 cm (8 1/4")
Ming blue and white porcelain kraak wine pot made for export to The Netherlands at Jingdezhen.
The lightly molded body is painted in panels typical of Kraak to show scholars items and foliage using a style known as pencil drawing due to the use of lines in the infilling of the decoration.
In Maura Rinaldi's book on Kraak porcelain she dates this type to 1600-1625 for a similar porcelain example see plate 236
The Dutch East India Company were the main traders of this type of ware.
The silver handle, spout and mounts were applied later. The mark on the lid dates the silver work to 1859 and the one discernable mark on the handle gives the silver a purity of .934 - it is a Lion Rampant. There is another mark but it is too worn to make out the maker.
What is visible is in very good condition
For a very similar wine pot with Dutch Silver see The Christies sale in New York of the Hadroff Collection lot 159 in part III of the sale 21st September 2009
Height
21 cm (8 1/4")