16 March 2015
A GROUP OF FOUR BLUE AND WHITE 'KRAAK PORSELEIN' DISHES
CHONGZHEN PERIOD, CIRCA 1643
Each bracket-lobed dish is decorated in the interior with a central cartouche, two with birds, one with a phoenix and one with a mythical beast, enclosed by a band of radiating lappets containing either a Buddhist emblem or a fruit.
8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam.
The Property of Captain Michael Hatcher; Christie's Amsterdam, 14 March 1984.
Collection of Julia and John Curtis.
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Julia B. Curtis, “Transitionware Made Plain: A Wreck in the South China Sea,” Oriental Art, Volume XXXI, No. 2, Summer, 1985, p. 171, fig. 21 (right, dish with three birds).
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