Description

A Chinese celadon glazed chrysanthemum saucer dish, carved in the centre with a tree peony amongst leaves, encircled by chrysanthemum petals beneath a foliate rim, the petal ribs repeated on the underside, covered overall in an even pale celadon glaze, the base glazed except for a burnt red unglazed firing ring.

12 5/8 inches, 32 cm diameter.

Early Ming, Yongle/Xuande.

Condition

Excellent.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Gregory F. Sullivan, New York.
  • Purchased at Sotheby’s Parke Bernat, New York, 11th May 1978, lot 167 (with label).
  • A similar dish is illustrated by Regina Krahl and John Ayers in Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, A Complete Catalogue, I, Yuan and Ming Dynasty Celadon Wares, no. 196, p. 285.
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