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

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Lot 163. A large carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 19 in., 48.3 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2021

the rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a flat everted rim, the interior carved with a central medallion enclosing a diaper pattern, encircled by composite floral scrolls at the cavetto, applied overall with a rich sea-green glaze, the base with an unglazed ring exposing the burnt orange clay body.

Property of a Georgia Private Collector. 

ProvenanceCollection of Aileen Aderton (1904-2005), Maryland, acquired in Kyoto in 1948.
American Private Collection.
Sotheby's New York, 15th March 2017, lot 649.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021