A late Ming Chinese Kraak porcelain Dish, Wanli to Chongzhen period, circa 1600-30

This moulded Kraak porcelain dish with barbed rim is painted in underglaze blue with a large flowering peony beside a rocky outcrop. The border consists of auspicious symbols and flowers.

Signifying wealth and exoticism, Ming Dynasty Kraak porcelain often features in still-life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age.

Condition: A few typical minor frits and losses to the rim and impurities in the manufacture. The base with chatter marks and grit adhering to the glaze. Grit was used to prevent wares from sticking in the kiln.

Dimensions: Diameter 20.7 cm