Lot 276. A large Longquan celadon carved dish, Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century; 18? in. (48 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.
The central roundel is impressed with a lattice design, bordered by a flower scroll on the cavetto. The dish is covered in a yellowish-green celadon glaze.
Provenance: Acquired in the 19th century by the Duc et Prince de Blacas (1853-1937), and thence by descent within the family at the Chateau d'Usse, Loire Valley, France.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 13 May 2014