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AN EXTREMELY RARE MING TURQUOISE-GLAZED CHARGER
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AN EXTREMELY RARE MING TURQUOISE-GLAZED CHARGER

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AN EXTREMELY RARE MING TURQUOISE-GLAZED CHARGER
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

The large charger heavily potted with rounded sides supported on a short, wedge-shaped foot, covered in a rich turquoise blue glaze pooling slightly to the exterior and thinning towards the rim, the base left unglazed
19¾ in. (50.3 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box

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It is remarkable to find a dish of this large size covered so evenly with a glaze that was difficult to keep consistent even on much smaller 16th century dishes.

Compare a small unmarked bowl in the Palace Museum, Beijing, attributed to the Zhengde period, illustrated in Monochrome Porcelain, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 1999, p. 159, pl. 144; see also a much smaller Jiajing marked dish in the British Museum, illustrated by Jessica Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London 2001, p. 250 , no. 9:79; and an incised turquoise-glazed dish with a Jiajing mark formerly in the Saint Louis Art Museum, sold in our New York Rooms, 30 March 2005, lot 345.

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