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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 5

    A massive Chinese Longquan celadon charger


    Price Realised  


    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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