Refined gathering II—selection of marchant and Japanese collection of ming porcelain
5351 | Hongwu period，（1368-1398 AD） A LONGQUAN‘LOTUS’PLATE
Signed and dated: Hongwu period，（1368-1398 AD）
Final Price: RMB 280,000
• Sold by Sotheby’s Parke-Bernet，Hong Kong，31st October 1974，lot 41
• Formerly in a European private collection
• The S Marchant & Son，no.M4478
The dish is sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising to a flat everted rim and covered overall in a glaze of an even sea-green tone. The interior is incised to the centre with a single lotus spray enclosed within triple lines，surrounded by a continuous lotus scroll with six flowerheads on leafy vines，all below the rim decorated with a keyfret border.