Small Ming Kraak Ware Porcelain Dish

Late Ming, Wanli to Chongzhen c.1610 - 1630

A Small Late Ming Kraakware Saucer Shaped Dish c.1610 – 1630. This Ming dish is decorated in tones of rich inky blue cobalt, is decorated with a grasshopper on a rock next to a flowering peony. The cavetto of this thinly potted Kraak porcelain dish has four panels with peaches alternated with a four flower sprigs, all divided by typical Kraak borders. The base is flat, the fine footrim has minimal grit adhering. The grit was used to stop the piece sticking in the glaze firing. The back is painted with typical kraak panels.

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Condition
There are several chips, mostly very small, along the delicate rim (see additional photographs below).
Size
Diameter 14 cm (5 1/2 inches).
Provenance
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Stock number
26649
£ 440
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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

 

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
Giovanna Garzoni, a painter and miniaturist from Marche (1600 - 1670).
Giovanna Garzoni, a painter and miniaturist from Marche (1600 - 1670). Kraak ware dish.