25 juillet 2017

A Longquan celadon carved and moulded 'Dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

A Longquan celadon carved and moulded 'Dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century 

Lot 1134. A Longquan celadon carved and moulded 'Dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century, 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) diamEstimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000Price realised USD 47,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011

With shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the center of the interior decorated in relief with a scaly four-clawed dragon leaping in pursuit of a flaming pearl, below scrolls carved in the well, the exterior carved with chrysanthemum petals, all under a glaze of sea-green color, an unglazed circle on the base burnt orange in the firing, wood stand.

ProvenanceFrank Caro Co., New York, 21 May 1974. 

NoteThe shape of the dragon and position of the pearl on this dish appear to be very similar to a dish of slightly larger size (14 in. diam.) in the Sedgewick Collection, included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition, Celadon Wares, 20 October - 20 December 1947, pl. I, no. 40. Other related dishes are illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, vol. I, London, 1986, pp. 255-6, nos. 58-62. 

Christie's. Magnificent Qing Monochrome Porcelains and Earlier Works of Art from the Gordon Collection, 24 March 2011, New York


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