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    Sale 2818

    European Noble and Private Collections

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 214

    A Chinese late Ming blue and white 'kraak porselein' charger

    CIRCA 1595-1610

    Price Realised  


    A Chinese late Ming blue and white 'kraak porselein' charger
    Circa 1595-1610
    Painted with a central star-shaped panel of a crouching tiger amongst sprays of peony and prunus, within border panels of chrysanthemum sprays alternating with birds perched on branches of pomegranates, hairline rim crack and related chip
    46.9 cm. diam.

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    For other 'Kraak' examples decorated with tigers, see M. Rinaldi, Kraak porcelain, London, 1989, pl. 196 and 103; and C.J.A. Jörg and J. van Campen, Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1997, p. 63, pl. 47b.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Morning Session
    Wednesday 1 april 2009, 10.30 AM
    (Lots 214-406)

    The property of count and countess van Limburg Stirum - Luden
    (lots 214-273)