M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
ASSOCIATED PAIR MING KRAAK DISHES
Rinaldi, Border VIII
Each with a slightly flared and foliated edge and rounded cavetto, painted in nicely shaded underglaze blue with central bracketed
auspicious symbols (the gourd of Li Tieguai – protecting children from smallpox, and enhancing longevity) within thinly-outlined further
auspicious symbols alternating with sunflowers set within round panels linked by scrolls, the verso divided into segments
by thin lies framing pearls and dots
Ref : See Rinaldi, p. 109-10; for a similar dish from Rinaldi’s personal collection, see Pl. 104
Condition : Excellent, with expected rim frits. (Kraak porcelains usually have somewhat “moth-eaten rims,
due to the thin glazes that flaked with time and usage). A few footrim chips; 2 rim chips.
One with chatter marks verso, one with clay visible in concentric circles verso, as Pl. 52 Rinaldi; fine sugary glaze.
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Pair Ming Kraak Blue & White Dishes, Rinaldi Border VIII, China, 1505-1615