Lot 605. A large and rare carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'phoenix and lotus' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 14 3/4 in., 37.5 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
stoutly potted, the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior intricately incised with a lively continuous frieze of phoenix amidst leafy sprays of flowering lotus, covered overall in a rich, lustrous sea-green glaze save for a ring at the base burnt orange during firing.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 mars 2019, 10:00 AM