Dating: Wanli period (1573-1620)
Klapmuts (Bowl) on a footring with a glazed base a flattened rim and foliated edge, decorated in underglaze blue.
In the centre an artemisia leaf, one of the Eight Precious Symbols and a gourd (a pilgrim's bottle) one of the Daoïst Eight Immortals. On the interior wall four medallions with flowers and peaches, separated by narrow panels with tassels. On the interior rim four medallions with Taotie monster masks, separated by narrow panels with tassels. On the exterior wall four oval shaped medallions with four stylized flaming pearls, separated by narrower panels with lingzhi. On the exterior rim three elongated flowering stems.
Height: 45 mm (1.77 inch)
Diameter: 140 mm (5.51 inch)
Diameter of footring: 70 mm (2.76 inch)
Condition: Perfect, a firing flaw to the base, the footring has been pierced.
M. Rinaldi, Kraak porcelain. A moment in history of trade, London 1989, p.131, Classification of Klapmutsen, Group V, Pl. 143