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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 432

    A RARE MASSIVE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON CHARGER

    MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE MASSIVE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON CHARGER
    MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY
    The shallow charger with convex center well carved with a large tree peony amidst leafy branches on a combed ground within carved bracket-lobed borders, the cavetto fluidly carved with a continuous peony scroll beneath the everted rim, which is carved with an undulating wave scroll, covered overall with a glaze of sea-green tone except for a wide unglazed ring on the base which has burnt orange in the firing
    20½ in. (52.1 cm. diam.)


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    A similar, though smaller (33 cm. diam.) dish with everted rim, also carved with a peony scroll beneath a wave border, and enclosing a spray of peony in the interior, dated to the 15th century, is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul - I - Yuan and Ming Dynasty Celadon Wares, London, 1986, p. 310, no. 272.

    Provenance

    Estate of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.
    Collection of Mr. and Mrs. David Rockefeller, thence by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTOR