A Longquan celadon deep dish with incised and stamped decoration, Ming dynasty. Estimate US$3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,400). Photo Bonhams.
Its wide rim flange incised with a dissolved leafy spray, the curving walls with a classic lotus flower and leaf scroll and the floor with an ogival reserve framing a stamped flower spray, the reverse finished without decoration above the wide foot ring and an olive-green glaze applied everywhere except the cinnamon-burnt firing ring on the recessed base. 13 3/8in (34cm) diameter
Provenance: purchased in Tokyo, January, 1953
Notes: For a dish of similar size and incised program of decoration but stamped with two fish instead of the floral spray, see Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul , 1986: vol. I, no. 375 (TKS15/752), p. 334, as 15th century (35cm diameter).
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