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A small Chinese "Kraak" porcelain dish Wanli period.

A small Chinese "Kraak" porcelain dish Wanli period.


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Dish Provenance: China Dating: Wanli period (1573-1620) c. 1615-1630 Dish on a footring with a glazed base an everted lip and a foliated edge, decorated in underglaze blue. In the centre a decoration of a grasshopper on a rock next to a peach encircled by an eight pointed scalloped medallion. On the cavetto eight round, or onion shaped, medallions, decorated with peaches, artemisia leaves and castanets, in between each medallion a single looped bow. On the exterior wall eight broad panels with lines and dots. Dimensions: Height: 30 mm (1.18 inch) Diameter: 140 mm (5.51 inch) Diameter of footring: 75 mm (2.95 inch) Condition: A firing flaw to the centre and a very tiny fleabite to the rim. Reference M. Rinaldi, Kraak porcelain. A moment in history of trade, London 1989, p.111, Classification of Dishes, Border VIII, Pl. 108