Lot 830. A large blue and white 'Kraak porselein' bowl, Late Ming-Transitional period, 1635-1660; 13 in. (33 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
The deep, rounded sides rise to a petal-lobed rim, and are decorated on the exterior with alternating scroll-bordered, petal-shaped panels of scholars and attendants separated by vertical flower stems, and on the interior with further petal-shaped panels alternately decorated with figural scenes and flower stems above a central scene of a scholar and an attendant.
Provenance: Tim and Sally Turner Collection, acquired in 1997.
Note: A similarly decorated bowl of comparable large size (35.5 cm.), dated 1635-1645, is illustrated by C.J.A. Jörg in Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Ming and Qing Dynasties, Amsterdam, 1997, p. 64, no. 49.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza