A rare large Chinese porcelain blue and white Kraak charger painted in the centre with a tiger bearing a wang character on its forehead standing on a rocky promontory beside a pine tree, with overhanging rocks and clouds, encircled by a border with panels of peach branches and precious objects.
20 inches, 50.7 cm diameter.
Tiny hair crack (not visible under UV light), two tiny holes at the foot rim drilled for hanging.
Provenance & Additional Information
- Formerly in a French private collection.
- A similar charger of this design and size, in the Museum Pusat, Jakarta, is illustrated by Abu Ridho in The World’s Great Collections, Oriental Ceramics, vol. 3, colour page 37.