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A LARGE INCISED 'LONGQUAN' CELADON-GLAZED 'FIVE-CLAWED DRAGON' DISH, EARLY MING DYNASTY

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A WASHINGTON PRIVATE COLLECTION

A LARGE INCISED 'LONGQUAN' CELADON-GLAZED 'FIVE-CLAWED DRAGON' DISH, EARLY MING DYNASTY

A LARGE INCISED 'LONGQUAN' CELADON-GLAZED 'FIVE-CLAWED DRAGON' DISH, EARLY MING DYNASTY

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 USD

Lot sold:

75,600

USD

A LARGE INCISED 'LONGQUAN' CELADON-GLAZED 'FIVE-CLAWED DRAGON' DISH

EARLY MING DYNASTY

明初 龍泉窰青釉龍紋大盤



stoutly potted, with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the interior deftly incised with an arching dragon amid fiery clouds, the cavetto with a frieze of scrolling lotus blooms, and a band of cresting waves encircling the rim, the underside undecorated, applied overall with a rich sea-green glaze save for a dark orange firing ring at the base


Diameter 15⅞ in., 40.5 cm

The everted rim has an approx. 8 cm wide crescent-shaped section out and restuck. The foot has a section of restoration of possibly two infilled chips, the larger measuring approx. 4 cm wide. Overall with some expected wear and minor firing imperfections.


口沿有一約0.8公分剝落經重黏。足有一修補處,可能為修復兩補磕,稍大磕約4公分寬。整體有正常使用痕跡及少許窰燒瑕疵。


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Sotheby’s London, 13th May 2009, lot 63. 


來源

倫敦蘇富比2009年5月13日,編號63

Notable for its vigorous depiction of a five-clawed dragon among clouds, this piece belongs to a group of large dishes made at the Longquan kilns from the late 14th century when some kilns were under the supervision of the Ming court. In this period, the preference was for large-sized display vessels, either carved or molded with bold designs that could also be found on contemporary blue and white porcelain. The rendering of the dragon’s coiled body, and the use of the cavetto and rim for framing the central design on this dish evidence this trend. 


Dishes of this size and form and incised with dragons are unusual, although a closely related example from the Xinyangtang Collection, was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 29th-30th November 2018, lot 601. See also three reconstructed saucer-shaped dishes carved with this motif, recovered from the Fengdongyuan kiln, Dayao, Longquan, included in the exhibition Longquan Ware: Chinese Celadon Beloved of the Japanese, Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Nagoya, 2012, cat. nos 139-141; and another from the Sir Percival David Collection, now in the British Museum, London, included in Margaret Medley, Illustrated Catalogue of Celadon Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, 1997, no. 259.