Lot 185. A carved 'Longquan' deep bowl, Ming Dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425). Diameter 7 1/8 in., 18.1 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot Sold 62,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's
the heavily potted U-form bowl with deep rounded sides resting on a low foot, carved on the interior with a central medallion of a flowering branch, the sides with eight detached flower sprays beneath a band of scrollwork around the rim, the exterior carved with a continuous band of peonies, the base with a burnt orange ring, lacquer cover, japanese wood box and cover (4).
Provenance: Collection of Mr. Inchibei Yamada, Osaka Bijitsu Club, Osaka, 4th June 1929, lot 137
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, New York, 17 march 2015, 02:00 PM