Large Kraak Bowl

Large Kraak Bowl



A large blue and white Kraak porcelain bowl decorated to the centre with a lotus plant surrounded by sprigs of flowering blossom, the well and border with panels of flowers. Birds and branches to the back.

Condition: very good. Firing crack of circa 1 cm from rim and a hairline of circa 1 cm extended from the firing crack, minute rim frits, otherwise fine: no chips or restorations.

Provenance: from a private UK collection.

For an almost identical example in the collection of the Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden, see
Kraak Porcelain by Maura Rinaldi, p 126.

Wanli period (1573-1619).


Depth 5.8 cm / 2 "
Diameter 27 cm / 10 "