A Very Rare Ming White Kraak Porcelain Klapmuts

Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period c.1590 - 1620

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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Condition
A very large section broken off and crudly re-stuck.
Size
Diameter 14.8 cm (4 1/4 inches).
Provenance
Said to have been found in the ground in Indonesia.
Stock number
25555

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

 

Kraak Porcelain
Kraak Ware with Kraak Bowl Painted by My Brother Tom McPherson.