• Lot 277

    A Longquan carved celadon dish


    Price Realised  


    A Longquan carved celadon dish
    Yuan dynasty
    With rounded sides rising to a flat, everted rim, the interior decorated in relief with a four-claw, scaly dragon leaping in pursuit of a flaming pearl below a band of foliate scroll carved in the well, the exterior carved with a frieze of upright petals, all under a glaze of sea-green tone thinning on the raised areas, the base similarly glazed, base crack and wear
    36.2 cm. diam.

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    Compare a similar dish illustrated by the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society, Chinese Celadons and Other Related Wares in Southeast Asia, Singapore, 1979, cover and pls. 128 and 129. Also see Sougen no bijutsu, The Art of Song and Yuan Dynasties, Osaka Municipal Art Museum, 1978, p. 20, pl. 62.

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