Lot 577. A rare 'Longquan' octogonal dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 21.5cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 750 — 1,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008.
the flaring sides rising from an angled base and short tapering foot, moulded to the interior with a trellis-diaper medallion and encircled with a freely carved floral spray in each of the eight lobes, covered overall with a soft bluish-green glaze .
Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 159.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 05 Nov 2008