A LARGE LONGQUAN CÉLADON-GLAZED 'CASH-PATTERN' DISH WITH BARBED RIM
Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century
35 cm diam
Heavily potted, moulded to the interior with a cash and trellis diaper pattern, surrounded by a continuous floral scroll to the gently rounded and lobed sides, all covered under a thick and lustrous glaze of olive-green colour.
Provenance: acquired before 1975.
For a similar dish in the Topkapi Saray Museum in Istanbul see R. Krahl - J. Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, 3 voll., London 1986, n. 347; another one is in the Musée National de Céramique of Sèvres (see L’Odyssée de la porcelaine chinoise. Collections du Musée national de Céramique, Sèvres et du Musée National Adrien Dubouché, Limoges, exhibition catalogue edited by C. Shimizu, Paris 2003, p. 63, n. 12).