A Large Ming Chongzhen Blue and White Kraak Porcelain Dish

Chongzhen 1628 - 1644

A Late Ming, Chongzhen Period (1628 – 1644) Kraak Porcelain Dish, Jingdezhen Kilns. This large thinly Ming Kraak ware dish belongs to a group of Kraak dishes from the later period of production, a decade or so before the V.O.C. stopped importing Kraak ware. This type is quite well know, the seated figures and different types of boats are typical features of this group. Occasionally, the figures depicted are clearly Persians. Most of these dishes have a Chinese figurative scene in the well. The present dish is no acceptation, a scholar is depicted with two attendants in a rocky landscape.

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Condition
Very minor fritting.
Size
Diameter 35.8 to 36 cm (14 inches).
Provenance
From a Dutch Private Collection.
Stock number
27187
References
For a Kraak dish with this type of see : Kraak Porcelain, The Rise of Global Trade in the Late 16th and Early 17th Century (Teresa Canepa and Christine van der Pijl-Ketel, Jorge Welsh, London 2008. ISBN 0-9550992-9-3) page 308, plate 304. A very similar Kraak dish, dated to c.1635-1644 is illustrated in : Kraak Porcelain, A Moment in the History of Trade (Maura Rinaldi, Bamboo Publishing, 1989) page 114, plate 116. No dishes of this type were recovered from the Hatcher Cargo of 1643.

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Kraak Porcelain in Paintings

Frans Snijders Still-Life including Kraak bowls. 1612-13 Oil on panel, 55 x 85 cm Private collection
Frans Snijders Still-Life including Kraak bowls.
1612-13
Oil on panel, 55 x 85 cm
Private collection

 

Still Life including Kraak Porcelain. Jacob van Hulsdonck (Antwerp), 1582 – 1647. Sotheby’s
Still Life including Kraak Porcelain. Jacob van Hulsdonck (Antwerp), 1582 – 1647. Sotheby’s

 

Willem Claesz. Heda (Haarlem 1594-1680) A nautilus cup with a silver salt, a red clay pot decorated with a prancing stag holding ostrich feathers on a partially draped table with a blue and white porcelain bowl, a knife, oyster shells and a piece of manuscript oil on canvas: a fragment 21¾ x 16 in. (55.2 x 40.6 cm.)
Willem Claesz. Heda (Haarlem 1594-1680)
A nautilus cup with a silver salt, a red clay pot decorated with a prancing stag holding ostrich feathers on a partially draped table with a blue and white porcelain bowl, a knife, oyster shells and a piece of manuscript
oil on canvas: a fragment
21¾ x 16 in. Christies, London.

 

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V.O.C. Design for Kraak Porcelain

An anonymous sketch of Chinese porcelain added as loose sheets to the ships journal of the VOC ship the Gelderland, 1601-1603 (National Archief, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
An anonymous sketch of Chinese Kraak porcelain added as loose sheets to the ships journal of the VOC ship the Gelderland, 1601-1603 (National Archief, Den Haag, The Netherlands.