A Longquan celadon deep dish, 14th century

Lot 9347. A Longquan celadon deep dish, 14th century. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams.

Thickly molded with a raised outer edge to the rim flange, interior walls incised and combed with a foliage scroll pattern, the floor of the well stamped with a tiny character shan (mountain) visible within a faint lotus pod and water weed roundel, the exterior without decoration, the pale olive-green glaze covering all surfaces except the cinnamon-burnt firing ring on the shallow recessed base. 13 3/4in (35cm) diameter 


Provenancea Private Collection, Hawaii

NotesFor Longquan dishes of similar shape and foliage scrolls incised to the well, see Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul , 1986: vol. I, nos.132-134, p. 271 as early to mid-14th century (32 to 41.5cm diameters).