An Important Large Early Ming Copper-Red Decorated Lobed Charger, Ming Dynasty, HongWu Period (1368-1398)


The charger is painted in copper-red of varying shades of raspberry-red tones, the central medallion designed with peony blooms growing from three leafy stems within a double line border, the cavetto moulded with sixteen bracket-shaped flutes, each decorated with a detached lotus spray, the lobed sides rising to an everted broad mouth rim decorated with flower scrolls, and the exterior with sixteen matching lotus sprays, the copper-red of varying shades of deep raspberry-red tones, the unglazed base burnt orange in the firing
42 cm. wide, Diameter

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