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Title

Bowl

circa 1600-1610

Artist

Kraak ware

China

  • Details

    Other Title
    Bowl with everted rim with panels of foliage and auspicious emblems
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → 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
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    252.1990
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Kraak ware

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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