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An image of Bowl by Kraak ware

Kraak ware

(China  – )

Title
Bowl
Other titles:
Bowl with everted rim with panels of foliage and auspicious emblems
Place of origin
China
Period
Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
Year
circa 1600-1610
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions

6.0 x 21.1 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1990
Accession number
252.1990
Location
Not on display
Further information

Named Klapmutsen (after the Dutch word for a type of woollen cap whose shape they resemble) bowls such as this are the most typical and most un-Chinese of all Kraak porcelain shapes. The unusual shape may be due to the Dutch use of heavy spoons, which required a sturdy rim for them to rest on.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.139.

Bibliography (3)

Mr V V W Fretwell, Mr L G Harrison, Ivan McMeekin and J. Hepburn Myrtle (Compilators), Chinese ceramics, Sydney, 1965, 25. cat.no. 96

J. Hepburn Myrtle, Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 25. cat.no. 35

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Export Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 139 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Chinese Ceramics, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 11 Aug 1965–12 Sep 1965

Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Feb 1977–26 Jun 1977