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
Provenance: a Private Collection, Hawaii
Notes: For 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).