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

This moulded Kraak porcelain dish is painted in underglaze blue with a long-tailed bird surrounded by flowers. The panelled border consists of eight 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 to the rim and impurities in the manufacture. A small scorch mark occurred during firing. The base with chatter marks and grit adhering to the glaze. Grit was used to prevent wares from sticking in the kiln.

Dimensions: Diameter 21.1 cm