21 September 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A Large Carved Zhejiang Celadon Charger
Heavily potted and carved in the center with a medallion of diaper pattern below a band of deeply carved lotus scroll in the well and a wavy band and demi-florettes on the flat rim, covered with a glaze of rich olive-green tone which continues over the foot, the convex base with a broad unglazed circle burnt orange in the firing
18½in. (47cm.) diam.
Stephen Junkunc III.
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A charger of nearly identical size and decoration is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, London, 1986, vol. I, p. 325, no. 339.
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