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    Sale 2130

    Chinese Export Porcelain

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 54

    A LARGE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE AND ENAMELED "KRAAK PORSELEIN" CHARGER

    WANLI PERIOD

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    A LARGE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE AND ENAMELED "KRAAK PORSELEIN" CHARGER
    WANLI PERIOD
    Two deer beneath a pine tree, birds flying above, enclosed within typical paneled border, all in cobalt blue against a bright red ground enriched in green, the reverse with famille verte panels of flowers
    19½ in. (49.5 cm.) diameter


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    The familiar kraak porselein patterns, with their large, paneled borders in soft late Ming cobalt blue, are rarely found with the additional element of colored enamels. For a discussion of the possible origins of the colored decoration on this dish see M. Rinaldi, Kraak Porselein, London, 1989, pp. 192-4.

    Provenance

    The Benjamin F. Edwards III Collection.