|Ming Longquan Celadon Charger (MLQ051303)明 龙泉青瓷大盘|
|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.