Lot 3294. A Longquan celadon moulded 'lotus' dish, Ming dynasty, late 14th-early 15th century; 6 3/4 in. (17 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 450,000. Price Realized HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013
The dish with rounded sides supported on a short foot is crisply moulded with a single stylised lotus spray in the centre, surrounded by a band of lotus blooms on the well beneath a classic scroll band at the rim. The exterior is further moulded with a scrolling lotus above a keyfret band at the foot. It is covered overall with an olive-green glaze with the exception of a ring on the base exposing the biscuit body., box.