Lot 71. A Longquan celadon-glazed 'lotus scroll' barbed-rim dish, 14th-15th century. 37cm (14 1/2in) diam. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000. Sold for £6,250 (€7,072). Photo: Bonhams.
The body with lobed rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a broad everted barbed rim, finely carved on the interior with a double-line medallion enclosing two blossoming lotus issuing from leafy tendrils, the lobed cavetto with leafy scrolls mirrored on the exterior, covered overall with a sea-green glaze except for an unglazed ring under the base left in the biscuit.
Provenance: Francesco Maria, Marchese Taliani de Marchio (1887 - 1968), Grand Officer of the Italian Crown, Commander of the Order of St Maurice and Lazarus, and Commander of the Order of Pius IX (Ordine Piano), and his wife Archduchess Maragaretha d'Austria Toscana, Marchesa Taliani de Marchio (1894 – 1986).
According to the collection inventory list, acquired on 24 January 1943.
Note: Compare with a similarly decorated Longquan celadon glazed dish, Ming dynasty, illustrated in Green-Longquan Celadon of the Ming Dynasty, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2009, no.30.