15 - 16 December 2008,
Price Realised EUR 4,750
A massive Chinese Longquan celadon charger
Early Ming dynasty, 15th Century
Heavily potted and fluidly carved in the centre with a large lotus blossom supported on a curved stalk with sinuous, curling leafy tendrils, the well carved with lotus-sprays, covered with a glaze of rich olive-green tone continuing over the foot, the convex base with a broad unglazed circle burnt orange in the firing, rim star crack
50 cm. diam.
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Other large Longquan dishes with similar lotus designs and dated to the 15th century are illustrated by Krahl and Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, vol. 1, London, 1986, pp. 316-317, nos. 305-311.
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