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Chinese kraak porcelain dish with ducks and a lotus pond

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An image of Dish/Kraak ware. Unknown production, China. This dish has a slightly rounded, shallow cavetto. The wall above the cavetto slants outward to form a wide, flattened mouth with a foliated rim. In the centre of the dish decorated with ducks next to a lotus pond and the panels of the rim are subdivided into four ornamental pairs that face each other across the dish. Cobalt blue was applied throughout to outline the motifs, which were then coloured with shades of blue typical of the Wanli style, but the glaze is degraded. A spare linear design of simplified panels and bands with tassels is sketched on the exterior. Hard-paste porcelain, painted underglaze in cobalt blue, height, whole, 5 cm, diameter, whole, 27.5 cm. Wanli Period (1573-1620).

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Dish/Kraak ware. Unknown production, China. This dish has a slightly rounded, shallow cavetto. The wall above the cavetto slants outward to form a wide, flattened mouth with a foliated rim. In the centre of the dish decorated with ducks next to a lotus pond and the panels of the rim are subdivided into four ornamental pairs that face each other across the dish. Cobalt blue was applied throughout to outline the motifs, which were then coloured with shades of blue typical of the Wanli style, but the glaze is degraded. A spare linear design of simplified panels and bands with tassels is sketched on the exterior. Hard-paste porcelain, painted underglaze in cobalt blue, height, whole, 5 cm, diameter, whole, 27.5 cm. Wanli Period (1573-1620).

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  • Accession Number: C.9-2007
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Sam Cole
  • Image height: 688 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 100.47kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2015:01:01 00:12:28

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16th Century 17th Century birds blue cavetto dish duck pond ducks Fitz_AA glazed hard-paste porcelain kraak ware lotus lotus flower lotus leaf porcelain underglaze Wanli Period

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