An image of Bowl

Kraak ware

(China  – )

Bowl

Other titles:
Bowl with everted rim with panels of foliage and auspicious emblems
Location
Not on display
Further information

Named Klapmutsen (after the Dutch word for a type of woollen cap whose shape they resemble) bowls such as this are the most typical and most un-Chinese of all Kraak porcelain shapes. The unusual shape may be due to the Dutch use of heavy spoons, which required a sturdy rim for them to rest on.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.139.

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Ming dynasty 1368–1644
Year
circa 1600-1610
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions
6.0 x 21.1 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1990
Accession number
252.1990