DISH bearing an EGRET Mark . 22 cm.
The dish has a bracket-lobed rim with 10 sections in relief , and very finely modelled. Painted with extremely deep underglaze-blue. The central scene with a pair of ducks : one floating ,watched by the other,standing on a pinetree rock . All enclosed by 10 radiating lappets containing floral groupings and flying insects . The reverse decorated with similar lappets ; in the center the " EGRET " mark .
Period : WANLI MING : 1576 - 1626 .
Refer. : " Kraak Porcelain ", Mauro Rinaldi , p.200,where a very similar
dish is illustrated, from the " Trustees of the Victoria & Albert
Museum, London ( Inv. C 792-1917 ) .
Excellent condition ; 1 hairline of 2 cm on the rim .
Very rare collector's item .
In het book " Kraak Porcelain ", ( 1989 ) , mrs. Rinaldi classifies 45 known pieces of "kraak porcelain" with the egret mark, all of which were most likely produced in the same private kiln. The author notes that this mark appears almost exclusively on "kraak" wares of above- average quality .