Chinese ‘Kraak’ porcelain dish, deer in garden, Ming, earlier 17th century
Chinese ‘Kraak’ porcelain dish, painted in underglaze blue with a deer in a garden, the border with panels of stylized flowers.
earlier 17th century
Original firing flaws including sanding to middle, faint hairline crack to rim
Almost identical dishes were brought up off the ‘Wanli Wreck’, a Portuguese ship lost around 1625 off the east coast of Malaysia while carrying a cargo of Ming porcelain amongst its trade goods.