A Very Large 17th Century Japanese Porcelain Dish in the Kraak Style
A Fine Large 17th Century Japanese Porcelain Dish in the Kraak Style, Arita Kilns c.1670 – 1690. This magnificent dish is clearly Japanese, but it closely follows Chinese Kraak porcelain models of the late Ming Period. This large Kraak style dish was made after the end of the V.O.C.’s (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) period of commissioning Kraak ware (1650s). Painted in dense rich tones of cobalt oxide it depicts a grasshopper on a rock overlooking water and mountains. The paneled border is typical of Kraak ware and Kraak style porcelain. The back is painted with an open sweeping continuous scrolling plant. The base has a small character in blue between the spur marks.
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- In excellent condition.
- Diameter 47 cm (18 1/2 inches).
- The back with the remains of an old label for Maple's of London, it would have said Maple's Depository, however only the first and last letters of depository remail. From a Private German Collection.
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