A Longquan celadon dish with foliate rim, Ming dynasty

A Longquan celadon dish with foliate rim, Ming dynasty.  Estimate US$3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,400). Photo Bonhams.

Thickly formed and finished with a raised edge to the rim flange, concave ribs to the curving well that repeat on the exterior and a twin chrysanthemum spray stamped at the center, the gray-green glaze covering all surfaces including the wide foot ring and portions of the recessed base marked with a cinnamon-burnt firing ring. 13 3/8in (34cm) diameter

Provenance: purchased in Tokyo, 1952

NotesFor a Longquan foliate-rimmed dish with similar gray-green glaze and stamped twin-chrysanthemum spray, see Southeast Asian Ceramics Society, Chinese Celadons and Other Related Wares in Southeast Asia, 1979, no. 193, p. 220 and pl. 155 (33cm diameter, as 14th century). A flat rimmed dish with similar fluting and stamped twin-chrysanthemum spray is dated to the 15th century by Regina Krahl in Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, 1986: vol. I, no. 448 (TKS 15/476), p. 350 (37cm diameter)

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