A JAPANESE EXPORT DISH, LATE 17TH CENTURY.
This fine dish is decorated with designs taken from Ming Chinese Wanli 'Kraak' wares and came about as a result of a disruption of Chinese production during a period of unrest. Dutch traders who found their Chinese trade stopped resorted to ordering from Japanese makers. The Japanese versions of these Kraak style pieces are usually thicker than the very thin Chinese Kraak wares and this has ensured their survival in often pristine condition. This curved dish is a shape rarely encountered, most Kraak style pieces being rather like dinner plates.
Approximately 27.3 cm diameter. No chips, cracks or restoration, some surface wear from normal use.
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