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Large porcelain dish of kraak type. Underglaze blue outside with ogival panels containing various flower sprays. Alternating wide and narrow panels with fruit or flower sprays, with two panels with a fisherman carrying a fish on a pole. In the centre, a pair of kneeling figures, possibly Persian, wearing long robes and headdresses with a single feather.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 97 millimetres
- Diameter: 457 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming/Qing ca. 1635-1650Room 95 label text:
Kraak dish depicting two Persian figures
As demand for the court declined, Jingdezhen potters eagerly accepted orders from middle-class customers in China, as well as exporting wares to the Middle East, Europe and Japan. This rare kraak dish is remarkable as it combines two Persian figures perhaps from a Mughul painting with Dutch tulips perhaps copied from a Dutch blue-and-white dish, with traditional Chinese landscapes.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD1600–1644
Margaret Medley 1976 records: Acquired in 1961. PDF card: Acquired 1961
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Object reference number: RRC40043
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