Offered for sale is a set of three 17th to 18th century Jingdezhen Kraak porcelain plates. The plates are decorated with a center panel of flowers on stems surrounded by divided rim panels alternating with symbols and stylized flowers.
Kraak porcelain was produced from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) until the early Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912) and was one of the earliest blue and white wares made for the European Export market. First brought to Europe by the Portuguese and Spanish, it later was imported in great quantities by the Dutch East India Company.
The three plates are in very good condition with the following noted: one plate has a chip to the front of the rim; one plate has a small chip to the rim; and one plate has an almost imperceptible glaze hairline in the back and a slightly retracted glaze chip to the edge in the back.
Size: 8 5/8” Diameter.
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