Japanese Blue and White wares 17th Century - Dishes
Height 38 mm (1.49 inch), diameter of rim 216 mm (8.50 inch), diameter of footring 108 mm (4.25 inch), weight 440 grams (15.52 ounce (oz.))
Dish on footring, flat rim. On the base four spur-marks in a Y-pattern. Decorated in underglaze blue with a flowerpot filled with flowering peony plants on a fenced terrace in a circular cartouche. The sides and rim in Chinese Kraak-style with six large panels containing a bird perched on a rock flanked by flowering plants and six narrow panels filled with a floret between scrolls on a underglaze blue ground. The reverse is undecorated.
The crackled glaze is caused by the unequal contraction of the body and the glaze during cooling in the kiln after firing. (Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.235)
Condition: Some firing flaws and fine crazing to the glaze, caused by the firing process.