• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1346

    A RARE MASSIVE LONGQUAN CELADON CHARGER

    14TH/EARLY 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE MASSIVE LONGQUAN CELADON CHARGER
    14TH/EARLY 15TH CENTURY
    Very heavily potted with shallow rounded sides, covered all over with a glaze of olive-green tone except for two unglazed circles on the base burnt orange in the firing
    26¾ in. (68 cm.) diam.


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    Longquan celadon chargers of this large undecorated type are rare. One of comparable size (68.5 cm.) in the Idemitsu Museum of Arts is illustrated in Selected Masterpieces from the Idemitsu Collection, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1986-91, no. 135. One of somewhat smaller size (54.5 cm.) is illustrated in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1976, p. 174, no. 515; and another (56.3 cm.) was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 29 May 2007, lot 1478.

    Provenance

    Tai Sing Co., Hong Kong, 1991.
    Cargill & Donna MacMillan Collection.


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