Kraak Porcelain dish

17/03/2018     Latest News


This Kraak dish decorated with a large cat sold for £800.

Kraak ware or Kraak porcelain (Dutch Kraakporselein) is a type of Chinese export porcelain produced mainly from the Wanli reign (1573–1620), but also in the Tianqi (1620-1627) and the Chongzhen (1627-1644).

It was among the first Chinese export ware to arrive in Europe in mass quantities, and was frequently featured in Dutch still life paintings of foreign luxuries. Kraak porcelain is believed to be named after the Portuguese ships (Carracks), in which it was transported.

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