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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 1216554

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Ascot Court Antiques
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Saint Louis, MO 63112
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Late 14th - early 15th century
Hongwu - Xuande Periods, early Ming Dynasty
Porcelain with Longquan celadon glaze
D: 31.5 cm, h: 5.5 cm
Age wear to glaze, otherwise perfect
From a Palm Beach, FL private collection

In terms of design and artistic execution, this beautiful Longquan celadon charger is solidly early Ming; its barbed rim, decorated cavetto, incised decorations, and fluted panel to central field are all very typical of late 14th / early 15th century chargers. Its paste and glaze is also closer in quality to Yuan Longquan wares than later Ming pieces with their crackled glaze and gray body. Comes with a Japanese wood box (much later matched).

An interesting note about the provenance: this charger comes from the collection of an interior designer who had once been a friend and confidant to Madame Chiang Kai Shek during her late years in New York.