29 février 2020

A 'Longquan' celadon cup and saucer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

A 'Longquan' celadon cup and saucer, Yuan dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 552. A 'Longquan' celadon cup and saucer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); diameter of saucer 6 in., 15.2 cm; diameter of cup 3 1/8 in., 7.9 cmEstimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 11,875 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the small cup with rounded sides and foliate rim incised on the interior with stylized petals, the saucer with similar foliate-shaped rim and with a central unglazed molded lotus flower burnt brick-red in the firing, each applied with a pale olive-green glaze pooling to a darker color in the recesses (2).

Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th December 1990, lot 246.

Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New York, 23 march 2011

 


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