A LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED CHARGER

MING DYNASTY

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A LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED CHARGER
Ming Dynasty
Heavily potted and with shallow, rounded sides, the interior carved in the center with trellis pattern, within a triple line border below scrolling lotus sprays in the well, the exterior plain, all under a celadon-green glaze of slight olive tone continuing over the foot rim to cover all of the somewhat convex base except for a large unglazed circle burnt orange in the firing
19 5/8in. (49.9cm.) diam.

Lot Essay

Refer to John Alexander Pope, Chinese Porcelains from the Ardebil Shrine, Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, 1956, pl. 123, no. 29.630 for a charger of similar size incised around the cavetto with lotus scroll, and no. 29.626 for another, also with the central cash motif, incised with peony scrolls in the cavetto. See, also, Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, vol. I, London, 1986, p. 329 for a number of such chargers, the most closely related being no. 356, which has a lotus scroll incised on the cavetto in a similarly "sketchy", loose style
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