A large Longquan celadon carved 'peony' charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3411. A large Longquan celadon carved 'peony' charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) diamEstimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price Realized HKD 187,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.

Sturdily potted, the centre is carved with a single peony spray below a band of narrow fluted petals in the cavetto below the sloped, broad mouth rim. The charger is covered overall with a glaze of sea-green tone except for an unglazed ring on the base, Japanese wood box.

Provenance: A Japanese private collection, Kyoto, acquired in the 1980s.

Christie's. The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 28 May 2014