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MING DYNASTY PORECLAIN 'CROWCUP' (or KRAAIKOPPEN)

China, Wanli, c1600-1615

 

Ming Dynasty Kraak Porcelain 'CROWCUP', China, Wanli, c1600-1613 

 

The thinly potted bowl having steeply rounded sides and a lobed and barded rim,
the sides lightly moulded with eight wide panels painted in bright blue with a two dragonflies (or beetles),
and a grasshopper, amongst flowers or on a rock,

with further panels of chrysanthemum and leaves,

alternating with eight narrow painted with tied ribbons;
the interior base with a 'bird' (described in the records of the VOC as 'parrots')

on a rock below radiating panels of flower sprays and scattered insects;
divided by narrow panels of beads

 

The cup's name, 'crowcup' (or 'kraaikoppen' in Dutch), is because the bird resembles a crow.
These bowls are discussed in "Kraak Porcelain", Maura Rinaldi, p.153-158.
A comparable but taller bowl, is in the Rijksmuseum, and illustrated by Christian J. A. Jorg,

"Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum", Amsterdam, London 1997, pl.46.
These bowls (cups) are often depicted in early Dutch paintings containing berries

 

Condition : The usual small rim frits and one small vertical hairline (to the interior only)

 

3" High / 5.5" Diameter

 

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Ming Dynasty Kraak Porcelain 'CROWCUP', China, Wanli, c1600-1613 

 

Side 2, Dragonfly (or beetle) with Chryanthemums

 

Ming Dynasty Kraak Porcelain 'CROWCUP', China, Wanli, c1600-1613 

 

Side 3, with Second Dragonfly (or beetle) with Leaves

 

Ming Dynasty Kraak Porcelain 'CROWCUP', China, Wanli, c1600-1613 

 

Showing Interior with Bird (Parrot) on Rock, and panels of flora and jewels

 

Ming Dynasty Kraak Porcelain 'CROWCUP', China, Wanli, c1600-1613 

 

Ming Dynasty Kraak Porcelain 'CROWCUP', China, Wanli, c1600-1613 

 

Showing vertical hairline, which does not go through to the exterior

 

Ming Dynasty Kraak Porcelain 'Crowcup', with a Ming Dynasty Large Porcelain Klapmuts Bowl, Grasshopper with Toatie Masks,

 

Ming Dynasty Kraak Porcelain 'Crowcup', China, Wanli, c1600-1615,

together with a

Ming Dynasty Large Porcelain Klapmuts Bowl, Grasshopper with Toatie Masks, Wanli, Rinaldi, Group V, c1600-20

 

 

"A Still Life of a Laid Table, with Plates of Meat and Fish and a Basket of Fruit and Vegetables", Jacob van Hulsdonck, 1582 – Antwerp – 1647, Cleveland Museum of Art

 

"A Still Life of a Laid Table, with Plates of Meat and Fish and a Basket of Fruit and Vegetables"

Jacob van Hulsdonck, 1582 Antwerp 1647

(a 'crowcup' of berries lower right)
Image, Courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art, USA

 

 

 


 

 

 

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