Lot 3208. A large carved Longquan celadon charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014
The large dish is heavily potted with flaring, slightly rounded sides. The interior is carved in the centre with a trellis diaper below a band of lotus scroll in the well and scrolling tendrils on the everted rim. The dish is covered overall with a glaze of sea-green color, except for a wide unglazed ring on the base, which has burnt orange in the firing.
Provenance: A private institution, western Japan, acquired in the 1920s.
Note: Similar Longquan celadon chargers are illustrated by R. Krahl in Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, vol. I, London, 1986, p. 324, nos. 336-38, all of which are dated to the fifteenth century.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 26 November 2014, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall