Lot 3613. A small incised celadon-glazed dish, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 8.8 cm, 3 1/2 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD (19,112 - 25,482 USD). Lot Sold 200,000 HKD (25,466 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the shallow sides rising from a tapered wedge-shaped foot to a flared barbed rim, faintly incised to the interior with stylised lingzhi scrolls encircling a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue, applied overall with a thick celadon glaze of sea-green tone, save for the unglazed footring fired to buff-orange.
Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-1980).
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th May 1981, lot 490.
Collection of Frederick Knight.
Weisbrod & Dy Ltd, New York.
Exhibited: Michael B. Weisbrod, Tenth Anniversary Selected Chinese Works of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 48.
Note: During the early Ming period, the Longquan kilns appear to have worked closely with the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen, thus making wares of similar form and decoration, perhaps under imperial instruction. Other celadon-glazed dishes of this pronounced form, with underglaze-blue Xuande marks and of the period, decorated with incised flower scrolls, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Museum’s exhibition Green-Longquan Celadon of the Ming Dynasty, Taipei, 2009, cat. no. 162. A pair, from the collection of Carl Kempe, illustrated in Kinesiska Keramiska Mästerverk. I urval från Ulricehamns Östasiatiska Museum, inkluderande Dr. Carl Kempes samling / Chinese Ceramic Treasures. A Selection from Ulricehamn East Asian Museum, including The Carl Kempe Collection, Ulricehamn, 2002, p. 294, pl. 379.
Sotheby's. An important collection of Chinese ceramics, Hong Kong, 08 Oct 2019