01 juin 2019

A large Longquan celadon deep bowl, early Ming dynasty, 15th century

A large Longquan celadon deep bowl, early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3102. A large Longquan celadon deep bowl, early Ming dynasty, 15th century; 10 ½ in. (26.5 cm) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019

The bowl has deep rounded sides rising to a straight rim and stands on a short foot ring. It is covered all over in a thick, even celadon glaze of sea-green tone, with a circle in the interior of the foot ring left unglazed to expose the body, Japanese lacquer cover, Japanese wood box.

Provenance: A Japanese private collection, Osaka, acquired in the early 20th century.

NoteThis type of deep bowl would have been used as a water container during tea ceremony. Compare the present lot with an almost identical bowl in the Hakutsuru Fine Art Museum, Kobe.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 29 May 2019


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