D1815. Blue and White Kraak-Style Ovoid Jar
Delft, circa 1700
Painted all around the ovoid body with six large panels with either a bird and fruit plants, or a lantern, tassel and ribbons, or a flowering plant, separated by narrow panels with dot and stripe motifs, the shoulder decorated with a lappet border with dot motifs below a ruyi-head and circle border, repeated on the sides of the cover and on the top with a circular petal border surmounted by a knop.
Height: 24 cm. (9.4 in.)
- Small hairline crack on neck
- Finial to cover repaired
While seventeenth-century Delft plates and dishes in the Kraak style are common, vases and jars in that genre are remarkably rare. The shape of this jar derives from Kangxi porcelain, rather than Chinese Kraak porcelain. A similarly decorated Delft jar is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. no. BK-NM-9525). Another one lacking its cover is in the Groninger Museum, Groningen (inv. no. 1990.0147), a second one is in the Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden and a third one is illustrated in Van Geenen, 2017, p. 143, no. 12.25.
€5.000 – €10.000