Lot 276. A small Longquan celadon chrysanthemum-form cup, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 3½ in. (9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 3,120. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007
The deep, rounded sides rising from the small ring foot to the scalloped rim and carved inside and out as chrysanthemum petals, covered overall with a soft sea-green glaze thinning on the ribs and ending in a line above the edge of the foot to expose the buff ware, the convex base similarly glazed, box.
Provenance: Collection of Dickson Reck, purchased in China or Japan in the 1930s or 1940s.
Note: Compare the similar cup of the same date included in the exhibition, Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, 22 July - 11 September 1994, pp. 168-9, no. 66. .
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2007