Lot 569. A Longquan celadon dish, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th century; 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.
With shallow sides rising to a rounded rim, covered overall in an unctuous glaze of even sea-green color continuing over the foot rim, where an unglazed ring on the base has fired to an orange color.
Note: A larger Longquan celadon dish (68.5 cm.) of this striking type, also undecorated and relying solely on the beauty of the glaze, is in the Idemitsu Museum, illustrated in Gen Min no Toji, Tokyo, 1977, no. 157. Another larger similar example (56.3 cm.), dated to the Hongwu period, was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 29 May 2007, lot 1478. See, also, another larger (50.8 cm.) example, dated to the Yuan or Ming dynasty, sold Sotheby's, New York, 21-22 September 2005, lot 62.