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Chinese porcelain dish moulded and decorated in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua) in the kraak style, Wanli reign

Stock Number: 4631

Chinese export porcelain saucer dish moulded and decorated in brilliant underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua) with flower panels in the kraak style and at the centre with two deer in a landscape, c.1600, Wanli reign, Ming dynasty, d. 28 cm, 11 in. 1-14189

Illustrated: Yuan to Qing Ceramics, by A. Varela Santos, 2016/2017, cat. 12.


Portugal in Porcelain from China, 500 years of trade, by A. Varela Santos, pp. 219 for the photograph of a unique ceiling covered with chargers from the Ming dynasty in the Santos’ palace in Lisbon, Portugal, today the French Embassy. These chargers were set in place between 1667 and 1687. Some of them show this decoration;

The Wares of the Ming Dynasty, by R.L. Hobson, 1923, reprint of 1962, Japan, plate 44, fig. 3 for a plate with similar decoration at the centre but different border;

Chinese Porcelains from the Ardebil Shrine, by J.A. Pope, 1981 Cambridge, plate 104, inv. 29.178 for a dish with the same decoration at the centre but of larger size;

• Pronken Met Oosters Porselein, catalogue by S. Hartog, 1990 Gemeentemuseum Arnhem, The Netherlands, p. 36, cat. 1 for a similar dish but with four deer.


圖例:《元代至清代陶瓷》,作者阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯,2016/2017, 目录 12。



•《明代用器》,作者R.L. Hobson,1923年出版,1962年日本二次印刷,參見圖版44,圖3一隻繪有 相同中央圖案,卻帶不同邊飾的盤子;

• 《阿德比爾神殿之中國瓷器》,作者J.A. Pope,1981年劍橋出版,見圖版104,庫存編號29.178, 尺寸略大,中央紋飾相同的碟子一件;

• 《彩繪瓷器》,圖錄作者S. Hartog,1990年尼德蘭阿納姆博物館出版,見第36頁,編號1, 繪四隻鹿的碟子一件。