A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 606. A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 8 3/8  in., 21.3 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the deep U-shaped sides decorated around the exterior in relief with scrolling vines issuing luxuriant peony, lotus, and chrysanthemum blooms, slender stems extending alongside and sprouting smaller blossoms and buds, the flowers framed by leaves gently bending outward from the stems, the interior similarly incised surrounding a large flowerhead medallion centering the well, a band of keyfret encircling the foot, covered overall in a sea-green glaze pooling in the recesses, an unglazed ring at the base burnt orange from firing.

Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 6th November 1981, lot 242.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 mars 2019, 10:00 AM