Kraak Chinese Export Porcelain Blue-and-White Bowl. Shows an elegant flower rendition in the center surrounded by a highly stylized floral pattern alternating with an abstract symbol design. Like most Kraak ware, the plate is rendered in multiple panels (also called foliated radial panels) that divide the plate into equal segments, in a rigorous symmetry. The unique beauty of Chinese Kraak Export Porcelain is that it represents a merger of two great artistic traditions: The Chinese and the European.
The deep-blue color is fabulous. Has the manufacturers symbol stamped on recto (at the bottom).
Compared to a lot of other Kraak plates available online, this piece is in FINE condition. This is surely an accessible and lovely single-plate alternative. No contemporary repairs or restoration. Fairly large-sized at 10 (width) X 10 (length/height) inches.Comes with its own black wood stand. Please note: Kraak porcelain is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, Export Porcelain ever made by China.
Because the designs were repeatedly copied throughout this very long, multi-centuries period, it is difficult to determine the exact age of pieces (including those in museum collections). Shipwreck finds have helped in dating Kraak more precisely. The Wikipedia essay on Kraak porcelain is informative and well-written. Thank you for reading, as follows. Reign (15731620) until around 1640.
It was among the first. In mass quantities, and was frequently featured in. Kraak porcelain is believed to be named after the., in which it was transported. In Italian or Spanish - is itself believed to be a derivative of the. Term for the type of trading ships used in. Qaraquir , meaning simply merchant vessels. Although the link with Carrak ships is generally accepted as the root of the name. Kraak ware , other origins of the label have also been proposed. For example, Rinaldi points out that in. A characteristic that certainly is common among Kraak wares. Moreover the term refers to the type of shelves that often displayed import. In the north of the Netherlands.
Kraak ware is almost all painted in the underglazed. Blue style that was perfected under the.
Although a few examples of dishes over-painted with. It is often decorated with variations on the more traditional motifs found on Chinese porcelain, such as stylized flowers. However, most characteristic of Kraak decoration is the use of foliated radial panels. In other words, the surface of the porcelain is divided into segments, each containing its own discrete image.
The quality of the porcelain used to form Kraak ware is much disputed among scholars; some claim that it is surprisingly good, in certain cases indistinguishable from that produced on the domestic market. Others imply that it's a dismal shadow of the truly fine ceramics China was capable of producing. Rinaldi comes to a more even-handed conclusion, noting that it "forms a middle category between much heavier wares, often coarse, and definitely finer wares with well levigated clay and smooth glaze that does not shrink on the rim". Thus looking at ceramic production in China at the time from a larger prospective, kraak ware falls between the best examples and a typical provincial output, such as the contemporary.Today a great deal is learned about Kraak ware through. Because the wreck can usually be dated with some degree of certainty, its contents provides a clear snapshot of production at the moment the vessel went down. Moreover, its location can also indicate its destination point, thus revealing much about international trade routes and outposts at the time.
In contrast to the other major European imports of the time (for example textiles or spices), ceramics are able to withstand exposure to water, thus making it the ideal merchandise to serve as. Cargo in the great ships. Yet from another perspective, porcelain's durability in this sense, even withstanding centuries of submersion at the bottom of the sea, means that it has been the good that has endured (sometimes even intact) to tell these tales. MY EXPERTISE IS IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN CERAMICS. IN THE PROCESS OF COLLECTING THE LATTER, I ACQUIRED A FEW PIECES LIKE THIS FROM REPUTABLE ASIAN (PRIMARILY, CHINESE) DEALERS, AND RELIED HEAVILY ON THEIR HONESTY AND EXPERTISE.
FOR WHATEVER IT'S WORTH, I HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY TWO REPUTABLE COLLECTORS (ONE HERE IN CHICAGO, THE OTHER IN LOS ANGELES, I DO NOT THINK THEY KNOW EACH OTHER), WHO BOTH INFORMED ME SEPARATELY THAT THEY BELIEVE THIS PIECE IS AN AUTHENTIC, LATE-CHING DYNASTY, PRE-REPUBLIC (PRE-1912) PIECE. ALL SERIOUS BEST OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. Thank you for looking and happy hunting!
The item "ANTIQUE KRAAK CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN BLUE AND WHITE PLATE" is in sale since Saturday, June 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Plates". The seller is "integracecraft" and is located in Chicago, Illinois.
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