Yuan blue and white porcelain charger 元 青花藤枝花果紋大碟 © I. M. Chait Gallery

Large and beautifully painted, 14th Century Chinese Yuan Dynasty, blue and white porcelain charger: the center with design of fruit, squash and blossoms on vines flanking a palm-like plant; with band of lotus blossoms and meandering foliage, further flanked by a diaper patterned band to rim; D: 15 3/4"; Estimate $45,000-50,000

Provenance: from an important private Japanese collection 

I. M. Chait Gallery. IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART. New York City. Mar 21 2012