C23 Blue white Kraak style plate

Facebook · Instagram · Pinterest · Pinterest

Chinese porcelain | Japanese porcelain | Bronze and metals | Furniture Other

C23-1 Blue white "Kraak" style plate C23-1 Blue white "Kraak" style plate
C23-2 Blue white "Kraak" style plate C23-2 Blue white "Kraak" style plate
C23-3 Blue white "Kraak" style plate C23-3 Blue white "Kraak" style plate
C23-4 Blue white "Kraak" style plate C23-4 Blue white "Kraak" style plate
C23-5 Blue white "Kraak" style plate C23-5 Blue white "Kraak" style plate
C23-6 Blue white "Kraak" style plate C23-6 Blue white "Kraak" style plate
C23 – Blue white “Kraak” style plate

Qing dynasty

Kangxi period, 1662 – 1722

A Chinese blue and white “Kraak” style export dish, thinly potted with a darker hue and barbed rim decorated with alternating panels shaped in the form of lotus leaves and each raised in relief, all against a characteristic cracked ice pattern background. Painted in the centre feature is a gōngshí (供石), or scholar’s rock formation surrounded by flying insects and peony flowers on a garden bed, framed by a double lined ring. The reverse shows the relief of the plate and is decorated with an outer ring of lotus petals surrounding the base and six auspicious objects on the rim. Marked to the base of the plate within a double ring border is a square three-character mark reading “zhú shí jū (竹石居) ¹, meaning “Retreat of Bamboo and Rocks”.

Diameter 22 cm, height 3.5 cm

¹ “An inscription on Jingdezhen porcelain made in the Kangxi reign of the Qing dynasty”, ref. A Dictionary of Chinese Ceramics, Sun Tree Publishing Limited, Singapore, 2003, p. 307
also The New & Revised Handbook of Marks on Chinese Ceramics, Gerald Davison, Somerset, 2013, p. 224

Enquire about this item >>