Lot 1286. A Longquan celadon impressed bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013
The heavily potted bowl has deep rounded sides raised on a small straight foot, and is impressed in the center of the interior with an indistinct circular medallion and around the sides with a continuous frieze of a boy amidst lotus scroll below a key-fret border repeated on the exterior above a broad band of narrow upright petals, all under a glaze of olive-green color that continues over the foot.
Note: Jessica Harrison-Hall in Catalogue of Late Yuan and Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, illustrates two Longquan celadon bowls of this type with impressed decoration, pp. 482-83, nos. 16:52 and 16:53, and cites other related bowls with different impressed figural decoration in various museums.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 19 - 20 September 2013