Blue and White Klapmutz Bowl, Wanli (1573-1619)
Chinese blue and white klapmutz bowl, Wanli (1573-1619), decorated in the centre with a basket of flowers, the cavetto with alternating panels containing auspicious symbols and sprays of flowers, the rim with sprays of peaches.
Diameter: 8 1/2in., 21.5cm
Shallow chip to underside of rim, frits to rim, firing crack and some sand to base.
Klapmuts porcelain get their name from the Dutch klapmutsen hats whose shape they resemble with their rounded walls and flattened rim.