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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1840

    A LARGE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED CHARGER

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    A LARGE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED CHARGER
    MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY

    Sturdily potted with rounded sides, the interior carved in the well with trellis-pattern diaper below a band of peony scroll in the cavetto, the four flowers alternately shown from the side and from above, covered overall with a glaze of olive-green tone except for a wide unglazed ring on the base, burnt orange in the firing
    19¼ in. (49 cm.) diam., stand


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    Previously sold at Christie's New York, 22 March 2007, lot 295.

    Large dishes of this type and approximate size, all dated to the 15th century, are illustrated by J. Ayers and R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, vol. I, London, 1986, pp. 328-9, nos. 353-6 and 359.