A large 'kraak porselein' bowl Kangxi
Lot 313
A large blue and white 'kraak porselein' bowl Circa 1635-1645
Sold for £8,365 (US$ 13,720) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large blue and white 'kraak porselein' bowl Circa 1635-1645
A large blue and white 'kraak porselein' bowl
Circa 1635-1645
Boldly painted in rich dark cobalt-blue tones to the interior of the deep rounded body with a central medallion enclosing a seated lady spinning silk, encircled in the well by large lotus-lappet panels alternately enclosing landscapes and floral strapwork and divided by rectangular panels of floral strapwork, the exterior similarly painted with landscape panels divided by strapwork, all supported on a short tapering foot (two hairline rim cracks),
35cm.(13 3/4in.) diam.

Footnotes

  • For an almost identical bowl, see C.J.A.Jorg, Chinese Ceramics in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, p.64, no.49, where the author dates it to 1635-45 and notes that whilst the bowl has a Kraak body, the decoration is in the Transitional style
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