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MING KRAAK DISH c.1640
Dates from the Ming Dynasty circa 1640

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  • Xupes Reference OR1310056
  • Age Dates from the Ming Dynasty circa 1640
  • Condition The dish is offered in fine original condition without restoration. There is some customary fritting around the rim with a small surface glaze chip to the edge of one panel. There are also a couple of short (longest 5cm) hairlines extending down from the rim both of which are barely from the decorated side. Other than a few minor chips around the footrim this dish is in fine condition for its age and retains excellent colour and detail. A rare and unusual example and a wonderful addition to any serious collection!  View More Details

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    Unworn

    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.

    Exceptional

    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.

    Excellent

    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.

    Good

    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.

    Fair

    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • We offer this superb and unusual antique Chinese Ming Kraak dish decorated with a figural scene with radiating floral and figural panels dating from around 1640. The large rounded porcelain dish has a raised rim and stands on an unglazed foot with a slightly recessed base. The centre of the plate is decorated in underglaze blue with a scene of an extravagantly dressed lady being watched by a man hiding behind a wall, a bird perched on his hat. The scene is contained within a decorative border and the dish has radiating panels around the rim, four painted with figures bearing various tools of trade with further panels painted with tall floral stems. The dish is decorated with further decorative panels to the underside of the rim and is not marked.

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