A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 549. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 11.5cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 200 — 300 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008

the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a lobed rim, the interior shaped as a leaf with incised veins and applied in high relief with a tiny tortoise, covered overall with a deep olive-green glaze suffused with crackles.

Exhibited: Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1947, cat. no. 80.

Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 113.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 05 Nov 2008