|Ming Longquan Charger with Incised Dragons (MLG101306)
明 十六世纪 龙泉青瓷暗刻龙纹大盘
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.