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A good Longquan lotus barbed charger, China, early Ming dynasty. Photo Nagel Auktionen

The sturdily potted dish rising from a thick foot, flared at the sides and rising to a barbed rim, finely moulded with a floral design featuring a central medaillon of lotus blossoms amongst leafy sprays within bordered rims, the sides lightly impressed with meandering floral scrolls, the exterior framed by a lotus, all covered with an olive-green and thick translucent glaze - Minor wear, rim very slightly polished. D. 40,2 cm. Estimate 10 000 / 12 000 €

Provenance: Former old South German private collection

For a Longquan celadon barbed charger of smaller size in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, see Tsai Mei-fen ed, Green

Longquan Celadon of the Ming Dynasty, Taipei, 2009, pp.74-75, no.30.

For a closely related example sold at auction, see a Longquan celadon barbed charger sold at Christies Hong Kong, 30 May 2012, lot 4241

Nagel Auktionen. 2013/05/08http://www.auction.de/