Lot 1313. A rare massive Longquan celadon charger, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 25 9/16 in. (64.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 206,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.
Very heavily potted with shallow rounded sides, covered all over with a glaze of olive-green tone, except for a single unglazed circle on the base burnt orange in the firing, stand.
Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.
Note: Longquan celadon chargers of this large undecorated type are rare. One of comparable size (68.5 cm.) in the Idemitsu Museum of Arts is illustrated in Selected Masterpieces from the Idemitsu Collection, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1986-91, no. 135. One of smaller size (54.5 cm.) is illustrated in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1976, p. 174, no. 515; and another (68 cm.) was sold in these rooms, 26 March 2010, lot 1346.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 16 - 17 September 2010