The flower had become immensely popular in Europe, following its introduction in the 1590s by Carolus Clusius, head of the Leiden botanical garden. He received the very first bulbs from the Ambassador to Constantinople, where the Turks had been cultivating the flowers for over a thousand years. This plate, made around the time of tulip mania in the Netherlands, represents the transmission of artistic motifs and products which defined the inter-cultural exchanges between China, the Middle East and Europe at this time. Do feel free to get in touch with any queries. Update Due to current restrictions our access to some of our stock is limited.As members of the British Antique Dealers' Association (BADA), we are obliged to adhere to their rules of conduct. This means that our cataloguing is of the highest standard. The item "Chinese blue and white kraak plate, Wanli (1573-1619)" is in sale since Friday, January 29, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "guestandgray" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.