15 September 2009,
Price realised USD 11,250
USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
AN UNUSUAL LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED DISH
MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY
With shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the center carved with a central lotus spray surrounded by a frieze of fine lotus scroll in the well and a narrow band of classic scroll at the rim, the exterior with a further frieze of lotus meander above a band of key fret encircling the shallow, slightly tapered foot ring, covered inside and out with a glaze of soft sea-green color which continues over the foot to cover the base except for a ring burnt orange in the firing
7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam.
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