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Superb Chinese Blue/white Kraak Porcelain Bottle Vase Ming Wanli Period Ca. 1600 For Sale
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A fine Chinese Kraak porcelain bottle
vase, decorated in blue with horses and foliage, Wanli period, ca. 1600
Top quality Wanli porcelain was often exported to The Netherlands, of old
having a strong commercial link with China. This type of porcelain was usually
called Kraak Porselein, named after the Portuguese 'Carraca' ships,
containing Wanli porcelain, looted by the Dutch, and put up for sale in Holland
in the early 1600's. Kraak porcelain later was imported to Holland by the Dutch
East Indies Company, which had special trading privileges to China and Japan.
The wealthy Dutch upper class adored the subtle oriental porcelain and large
quantities were shipped to Holland from the 16th century onwards.
On offer is this beautiful antique Chinese porcelain blue and white decorated
porcelain pear shaped bottle vase. It dates from the Ming Period and was
produced in the Yingdezhen area during the reign of the Chinese emperor Wanli
(1573-1619). The exquisite and detailed painting, the intense cobalt blue color
of the decoration and the milky white porcelain indicate that this vase is
certainly a top quality Wanli piece. The vase is richly decorated by hand with
two stylized running horses, entangled with foliage and geometrical patterns.
The base is plain glazed and is unmarked.
This early Kraak vase displays very nicely, but has a small rim restoration.
The neck was profesionally restored. This restoration covers the three
horizontal concentric lines. There are no other damages or repairs. Please view
the pictures, which give a good impression of it's quality and attractive
condition. The vase stands nearly 19 inches (230 mm) high. The foot ring
measures c. 7 cm across. This early bottle vase is an excellent example of
export porcelain from the reign of Wanli, of which I guarantee age (late 16th or
early 17th century) and authenticity. It's provenance is a Dutch private
Please view my other sales. I will be happy to combine shipments at lower
Shipping and payment:
I will ship worldwide.
Costs of shipping will be on account of buyer and will be kept as low as
possible. Overseas (NL to USA, Asia etc.) shipping costs will be $ 36.00 by
registered priority mail. Inland and European mail will be less. USA/Asia: I
prefer PayPal. Euro zone: direct IBAN/BIC bank transfer. I always pack very
carefully and will ship within 24 hours after receipt of payment. Please view my
other sales for similar objects. I will be happy to combine shipments at
lower costs. View my website for current offers of fine antiques and oriental
ceramics: www.haffmansantiek.nl .
Please contact me for further information.
response: "Just wanted to say it really made my day to see this item turn out to
be exactly as nice as you described it in your listing and when you answered my
questions. I seldom get a item that is better than expected and this is one of
those rare occasions. Thank you so very much for making it possible for me to
display this and everytime it's viewed there will be a smile. I could not have
asked for a better item or seller and definitely will put you in my favorite
sellers category and look in often. Many thanks for everything and I do
appreciate all you have done from the great packaging job to the great
communication and everything in between. Best regards and with graditude -
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Superb Chinese Blue/white Kraak Porcelain Bottle Vase Ming Wanli Period Ca. 1600: $5,100