A polylobed Longquan celadon ware dish with incised floral underglazed patterns Maximize

A polylobed Longquan celadon ware dish with incised floral underglazed patterns

Celadon ware
China
Longquan kilns, Zhejiang Province, beginning of 15th century
Ming
Diameter : 32,5 cm
Private Parisian collection

Polylobed celadon ware dish with underglazed incised patterns, the well with sketchily incised flowers scrolls, The centre, the moulded ideogram Fu (福) in a round medallion on a treillis ground, recalling  wickerwork. The dish covered with a thick green glaze. The foot and base are glazed apart a wide ring for firing, showing typical greyish stone of the end of the Yuan dynasty and of the beginning of Ming dynasty. The polylobed shape and the sketchily floral patterns reminds the works of Yuan period.

HARRISON-HALL Jessica. Ming Ceramics in the British Museum. Fig. 16:66, p. 488 et fig. 16:70, p. 489. (two Longquan celadon ware dishes with similar design)