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

Lot 966. A Longquan celadon bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 6 in., 15 cm. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 USD. Lot sold 1,250 USD. © Sotheby's.

the deep rounded sides with an everted rim, all supported on a straight foot, flowers and branches freely carved to the exterior, a floral diaper pattern carved to the interior rim, the base unglazed revealing a gray and umber body, Japanese wood box (3).

Provenance: Collection of Lt. Perry Blythe Cott (1909-1998). 
Collection of Walter Burrell Gleason, Jr. (1924-2014).
Jadestone Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 6th July 2005.

Note: Lieutenant Perry Blythe Cott was one of the 'Monuments Men' in Italy during World War II, serving as Curator and Associate Director of the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, before and after the war, and eventually as the Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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