20 January 2004
A LARGE 'KRAAK PORSELEIN' DISH
Painted with two deer beneath a pinetree, birds flying above, typical panelled border enclosing precious objects alternating with flowering branches, all on a bright red ground enriched with green, the reverse with green and iron-red panels of flowers
19½ in. (49.5 cm.) diam.
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For a discussion on the possible origins of the coloured decoration on this dish see M. Rinaldi, Kraak Porcelain, London, 1989, pp. 192-194.
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