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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 567

    A LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED DISH

    YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)

    Price Realised  

    A LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED DISH
    YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)
    Heavily potted, the center relief-decorated with a writhing four-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl beneath a freely carved wave design in the cavetto and below the undecorated, everted rim, the exterior carved with a series of raised ribs circumscribing the body, covered overall with a glaze of deep green tone
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) diam.


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    A dish of this type with a very similar dragon chasing a flaming pearl is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, vol. I, no. 60. See, also, the example from the H.B. Harris Collection, also with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl beneath a wave ground, although dated to the Song dynasty, illustrated by R.L. Hobson et al., Chinese Ceramics in Private Collections, London, 1931, p. 126, fig. 224.

    Provenance

    Chait Galleries, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN