Fragment Found by: Jess McIntosh
Fragment Found in: Southwick, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Fragment Found in: a brook
Fragment Found on: 25/06/2020
Comments/Information/Identification: Wanli or Kraak porcelain early 16th century. Kraak is a type of Chinese export porcelain mainly produced in the late Ming Dynasty. The piece I found was made in the Wanli Emperors reign from 1573–1620 (looking at other Wanli Kraak styles my little pieces fit right in with the segmented designs).
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These section represents a peach, an auspicious fruit in Chinese culture. Kraak porcelain fragments are rare, at the time they were expensive. I have a similar bowl on my website. Also look at 17th century Dutch painting online, use the word Kraak in the search.