Fine Chinese Works of Art, Paintings & Calligraphy - To be sold 22nd May


WANLI 1573-1620

Finely painted with a cricket on a rock and with flower sprays, the moulded bracket-lobed rim with eight panels of various blossoms and cicadas, the reverse with eight panels of fruit and cicadas, the base with an egret mark and a circular label for Bluett & Sons, London, 19.7cm.

Provenance: formerly the property of a titled English collector.

Cf. Christie's New York, 16th March 2015, lot 3502, and Christie's Amsterdam, 20th May 2008, lot 9 for other egret-marked Kraak dishes.

The egret mark appears exclusively on Wanli Kraak pieces of high quality, fine painting and moulded designs, was used at one particular kiln. There are only about 45 known examples recorded worldwide.

Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000


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