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

Lot 806. A Longquan celadon stem bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.

The thickly potted bowl is raised on a stem foot carved to imitate bamboo, and is carved in the center of the interior with a lotus blossom below further lotus blossoms and leaves in the well. The vessel is covered allover with a glaze of rich sea-green color that also covers the interior of the foot, stand, Japanese wood box.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza