Lecture: Examining Kraak Porcelain

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Lecture: “Examining Kraak Porcelain”

by Maura Rinaldi

7pm, Wednesday, 7 November 2012
82 Cairnhill Road, Singapore 229684


What should one look for on a Kraak piece in order to date it correctly? Any one of the following elements can be taken into account: shape, motif, glaze, shade of blue, quality, underside decoration, and so forth.
The study of wares recovered in recent years from dated shipwreck cargoes provide a wealth of information on those clues, consequently we can now be far more accurate in dating Kraak porcelain than we were only twenty years ago.
The purpose of this lecture is to present and analyze, comparatively, the most important archeological finds of the last two decades this, of course, with the purpose to define and date more accurately Kraak wares.
The world’s leading authority on Kraak Porcelain clarifies the various ways this fascinating blue & white export porcelain can be identified and dated. Come and learn about the special characteristics of Kraakware that makes it such a delight for collectors and ceramics amateurs alike.
About the Speaker: Maura Rinaldi
Maura Rinaldi is an independent scholar, international lecturer and author of several publications including Kraak Porcelain, A Moment in the History of Trade; The Ceramic Cargo of the Concepcion Wrecked in 1638 and the catalogue of the exhibition Ceramics in Scholarly Taste that she also curated. A former Vice President of the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society for many years, Ms Rinaldi now resides in Rome, Italy.