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Lot 224 - FAS0624

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Lot details

The thick, rectangular tile finely formed with two large lotus blossoms borne on leafy vines with further lotus buds rising beside them. The lotus flower revealing its pods, covered in a brown glaze, the leaves of the flowers glazed yellow.

Provenance: From a private collection in Denmark, acquired in Hong Kong in 1988.
Condition: Good condition, commensurate with age, with wear. Signs of weathering and erosion, firing flaws, small nicks, losses, and minor chips.

Weight: 4,337 g
Dimensions: 55.6 x 17.2 cm

Literature comparison:
Compare a related green-glazed tile depicting lotus blossoms, 19 cm long, dated to the Ming dynasty, in the British Museum, accession number Franks.922.b.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Sotheby’s New York, 20 March 2018, lot 444
Estimate: USD 80,000 or approx. EUR 93,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: Six glazed stoneware architectural tiles, Ming dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the related subject and form. Note this lot is comprised of six tiles.


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