A LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON CHARGER
MING DYNASTY, HONGWU PERIOD (1368-1398)
Heavily potted with shallow rounded sides, applied overall with an even glaze of olive-green tone, an unglazed ring on the base burnt orange in the firing
22 1/8 in. (56.3 cm.) diam., box
A larger Longquan celadon dish (68.5 cm.) of this striking type, also undecorated and relying solely on the beauty of the glaze, is the the Idemitsu Museum, illustrated in Gen Min no Toji, Tokyo, 1977, no. 157.
Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art