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    Sale 5102

    Asian Art

    12 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1236

    A Chinese blue and white 'kraak porselein' bowl, Wanli (1573-1619)

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    A Chinese blue and white 'kraak porselein' bowl, Wanli (1573-1619)
    the rounded sides flaring slightly at the shaped rim, the exterior painted with panels enclosing spotted deer above a band of overlapping petals, the interior roundel decorated with a white hare, surrounded by panels with alternating fruit and flower-sprays at the sides, restored -- 8.9in. (22.7 cm.) diam.

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    Maura Rinaldi discusses this type of bowls in Kraak Porcelain- A Moment in the History of Trade, London, 1989, pp. 140-141, ill. Pl. 161. Eleven of these bowls are in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, Inv. 15/2186.