Lot 1636. A very large blue and white 'Kraak' charger, Wanli period (1573-1619); 20 in. (50.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
The dish is potted with wide, flaring sides, and is decorated with a central scene of a tiger on a rocky promontory next to a pine tree, surrounded by a border of eight radiating panels, four containing Daoist emblems alternating with four containing peaches. The exterior is decorated with eight further panels, each containing a circular motif.
Provenance: Private collection, France.
Note: A very similar but slightly smaller charger (49 cm. diam.) is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World’s Great Collections. Oriental Ceramics. vol. 3, Museum Pusat, Jakarta, Tokyo, New York and San Francisco, 1982, col. pl. 37.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2019