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Title

Bowl

circa 1600-1610


Artist

Kraak ware

China


About

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.


Details


Other Title

Bowl with everted rim with panels of foliage and auspicious emblems


Place where the work was made

China


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

252.1990


Artist information

Kraak ware

Works in the collection

5


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


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.).