31 March - 1 April 2009
Wednesday 1 april 2009, 10.30 AM
The property of count and countess van Limburg Stirum - Luden
A Chinese late Ming blue and white 'kraak porselein' charger
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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