A Longquan celadon warming bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 960. A Longquan celadon warming bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.8 cm. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 USD. Lot sold 1,500 USD. © Sotheby's.

of hollow double-walled construction with deep rounded exterior sides and an interior shallow bowl, the exterior freely carved with scrolling peony, the interior medallion carved with a large peony blossom encircled by a diapered cavetto, the unglazed recessed base with a circular aperture, covered overall in a crackled olive-green glaze, Japanese wood box (3).

ProvenanceCrane Gallery, Seattle, 10th June 2005.

Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017