Mid - late Ming dynasty
Porcelaneous stoneware with Longquan celadon glaze
D: 42 cm, h: 9 cm
From a northern California private collection of Longquan celadons
At 42 cm in diameter, this large Longquan celadon charger carries a striking presence. Its color is very difficult to photograph, as it has a varying depth that changes from seafoam blue to pea green. In terms of glaze color and crazing, this piece evokes Song dynasty celadons. Notable are the various late Ming type dragons incised all over its body.
This piece is very radiant and moving to view in person. Its pale, crackled translucent glaze is simply beautiful.
Condition report: Perfect antique condition. [Please view all photos carefully. The images accompanying this lot is part of the condition report.]