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.
Dish with central medallion of cricket on a rock in a landscape
Place where the work was made
Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
3.9 x 20.6 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1966
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1966, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Apr 1967–07 May 1967
Referenced in 1 publication
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Export Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 138 (colour illus.).