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An image of Dish by Kraak ware

Kraak ware

(China  – )

Title
Dish
Other titles:
Dish with central medallion of cricket on a rock in a landscape
Place of origin
China
Period
Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
Year
circa 1615-1625
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions

3.9 x 20.6 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1966
Accession number
EC5.1966
Location
Not on display
Further information

The central design is a typical Kraak design but, according to Kraak ware expert Maura Rinaldi, borders like this, formed by two rows of short straight brushstrokes around a rounded and scalloped cavetto, are rare. As often on Kraak ware, the base has irregular radiating lines from the centre to the foot rim. These are known as chatter marks.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.138.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Export Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 138 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1966, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1967 -