A Chinese 'Kraak Porselein' Blue and White 'Dragon' Dish, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period, circa 1605-1615. Photo Gibson Antiques. 

Painted in a deep underglaze-blue with a central basket with protruding roots, a small bronze inspired dragon vase before it, both containing full-blown peony, within a typical panelled border enclosing precious objects and sunflower motifs. Diameter 32.5cm. Price on reques

It is rare to find on ‘Kraak’ wares the imperial symbol of the emperor, the Dragon.

For a dish depicting a larger dragon see Maura Rinaldi, Kraak Porcelain, London, 1989, page 104, pl.93.

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