Lot 242. A large carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed octagonal dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Width 13 ⅞ in., 35.3 cm. Estimate: 4,000 -6,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,150 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
sturdily potted with the shallow rounded sides rising from a short, tapered foot to an everted rim, the center fluently carved with a large lotus spray, surrounded by eight panels of alternating lingzhi and flower sprigs, covered overall with a lustrous translucent bluish-green glaze, save for the base left unglazed revealing the stoneware body burnt to a dark orange.
American Private Collection, acquired from the above in the 1970.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021