tea bowl (food service)

Underglaze blue and white porcelain tea bowl with flared and foliate rim, stands on a low footring, which is unglazed. A chip at rim and some repairs on body. Decorated with two rows of floral motifs within polygonal panels on the exterior, the interior with a lady on horseback within double rings at the well and a curvilinear line along rim. This panelled decoration shows the distinct feature of the 'kraak' ware, which was export in vast quantities to Europe during the late 16th to early 17th centuries.

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