London, South Kensington
10 May 2006
A blue and white kraak porselein dish, first half 17th Century
Painted at the centre with a lady and a boy on a terrace, the flaring border with radiating panels of farmers alternating with tulips and other flowers, the underside with four floral cartouches alternating with panels of pine, prunus and bamboo -- 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm.) diam.; and a blue and white foliate-rimmed dish painted with carp at the centre, and stylised chrysanthemum at the border, 19th Century -- 12½ in. (32 cm.) diam. (2)
The blue and white dish decorated with fish - purchased Sotheby's, Sussex, 10/8/1984.
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For similar kraak porselein dishes, see Maura Rinaldi Kraak Porcelain, London, 1989, pls. 110 - 115, where the author dates this group as circa 1635-50.
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