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A CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON 'LOTUS' CHARGER 
EARLY MING DYNASTY
Estimate
120,000150,000
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79
A CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON 'LOTUS' CHARGER 
EARLY MING DYNASTY
Estimate
120,000150,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Ceramics and Jades from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee

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A CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON 'LOTUS' CHARGER 
EARLY MING DYNASTY
the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a lipped rim, freely carved to the central interior with a spray of flowering lotus with broad leaves, encircled by an undulating lotus scroll, the exterior similarly decorated with a foliate band, applied overall with a pale sea-green glaze
45.5 cm, 17 7/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

A slightly larger 15th-century Longquan charger of similar design, but with an everted rim and its exterior undecorated, is in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, and included in Green: Lonquan Celadon of the Ming Dynasty, Taipei, 2009, cat. no. 35. Another early Ming charger of comparable size, also from the Qing court collection, with a lotus spray growing from waves in the centre, is exhibited in Longquan of the World: Longquan Celadon and Globalization, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2019, vol. II: State Vessels, cat. no. 130. See two further examples sold in our London rooms, 12th June 1990, lot 202, and 6th December 1994, lot 134.

Ceramics and Jades from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee

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Hong Kong