A Rare Large Blue And White 'Dragon' Charger, Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368)


The large well-potted body with rounded sides resting on a short slightly tapering foot to an everted barbed rim, powerfully painted in rich tones of deep cobalt-blue with a medallion enclosing a sinuous three claw dragon amid white clouds within a white band defined by  two double-line concentric circles, the cavetto is decorated with peony scroll on meandering leafy stems, all below a band of crested rolling waves at the rim, the reverse similarly decorated with a band lappet , the underside is left unglazed revealing its greyish cream base.

46.0 cm wide, Diamater

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