A Very Rare Ming White Kraak Porcelain Klapmuts
A Very Rare Wanli White Kraak Porcelain Klapmuts Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period c.1590 – 1620. This white moulded porcelain Klapmuts is decorated to the interior in the Kraak style with the exterior showing the design in reverse. The deeply moulded everted rim has a continuous frieze of Ruyi-Heads to the rim and shaped Kraak type border with panels of lotus. The center is plain, the base shows chatter marks and the rim has kiln grit. I have not had a piece of pure white Kraak porcelain before, the only known example in the Netherlands is a bowl of the same design and shape (Grongingen Museum).
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- A very large section broken off and crudly re-stuck.
- Diameter 14.8 cm (4 1/4 inches).
- Said to have been found in the ground in Indonesia.
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