A 17th Century Dutch Delft Dish in the Kraak Style
A Large Late 17th Century Dutch Delftware Dish in the Kraak Style, Tin Glazed Earthenware, Probably from Delft c.1680 – 1700. This Delftware dish or Charger is a close copy of an earlier Chinese Kraakware dish from the early 17th century. The V.O.C. (Dutch East India Company) records show that by around 1650 Kraakware was no longer being imported into the Netherland, however Kraak porcelain was still fashionable. Imports of Japanese porcelain from Arita helped but the Dutch increased domestic production to fill a gap in the market. Painted in cobalt blue with a lead-glaze with a pale blue-green glaze over a sandy earthenware body. The scene shows two geese by the waters edge with lotus around them. The border is typical of Chinese Kraakware, the freely painted back is somewhat similar to the designs on the reverse of later Kraakware.
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- In very good condition, there is a glaze crack to the base. The rim has minor glaze loss and glaze frits typical of this type of Delftware.
- Diameter 34 cm (13 1/3 inches)
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