Lot 12. A large and carved moulded Longquan celadon-glazed barbed-rim dish, Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. 19 ¾. in. (50.2. cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,244 - USD 7,866). Price realised GBP 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
This heavy potted dish is moulded with shallow ribbed sides imitating open petals and is incised to the interior with a stylised diaper ground. Each side of the well is carved with lotus blossoms and scrolling sprays. The glaze is of a rich translucent tone.
Provenance: Important European Private Collection.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 7 November 2017, London