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.
Note: This 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.