30 décembre 2019

A Longquan celadon impressed bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A Longquan celadon impressed bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 1286. A Longquan celadon impressed bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diamEstimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000Price 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.

NoteJessica 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 ArtNew York, 19 - 20 September 2013


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