A SMALL INCISED CELADON-GLAZED 'FLORAL' DISH, XUANDE MARK AND PERIOD
A SMALL INCISED CELADON-GLAZED 'FLORAL' DISH
XUANDE MARK AND PERIOD
明宣德 青釉暗花菱口小盤 《大明宣德年製》款
the shallow sides rising from a tapered wedge-shaped foot to a flared barbed rim, faintly incised to the interior with stylized leafy scrolls encircling a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue, the exterior incised with floral scrolls, applied overall with a thick celadon glaze of sea-green tone, save for the unglazed footring fired to buff-orange
Diameter 3 ½ in., 9 cm
In overall good condition with some expected wear and minor firing imperfections. The rim is very slightly uneven.
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In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Christie's New York, 24th March 2004, lot 171.