Chinese antique Klapmuts bowl in Underglazed Blue and White, Late Ming / Transition #1996

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Chinese antique Klapmuts bowl in Underglazed Blue and White, Late Ming / Transition #1996

A beautiful and fine Klapmuts bowl decorated with masks around the rim and a bird in the center.

From the collection of  JOHANNE HUITFELDT (1932‑2023)

Late Ming Dynasty / Transition

Condition: Checked with UV Lamp. The bowl is in very good condition considering its age. No hairlines, No restoration. Only wear and manufacturing flaws, rim fritting's, firing spots in the glaze.

Friendly reminder: You are buying an antique object, not a new or unused item. In addition to the major flaws mentioned in above condition report, you can expect to find insignificant micro nicks/fritting’s, wear and other traces of usage. If you need additional pictures or information, please contact us in advance.


Diameter: ca 15,5 cm

High: ca 4,8 cm



Johanne Huitfeldt (1932-2023) was a well known Norwegian art historian and curator at the Norwegian Museum of Decorative Arts and Design. She took a special interest in East Asian Art and it was due to her that the museum in Oslo got a permanent exhibition of East Asian art and crafts in 1983.

Johanne Huitfeldt released a number of books such as ’General Munthe: eventyrer og kunstsamler i det gamle Kina’, ’Porselenet fra Kina’, ’Ostindisk porselen i Norge’, ’The Munthe Collection in the West Norway Museum of Applied Art’, ’Drømmen om Kina: kineserier fra europeiske slott til norsk folkekunst’, ’Blått som havet: keramisk blåmaleri fra Peking til Porsgrund’. Her last book ’Bergtatt av kinesisk kunst’ was released in 2021 and her last exhibition was held in the summer of 2023, just months before she passed away at the age of 91.

Her interest in Chinese porcelain and art also manifested itself in the collection she acquired over the years.