Two longquan celadon vessels, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1352. Two Longquan celadon vessels, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5 5/16 and 5 1/16 in. (13.5 and 12.9 cm.) diamEstimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. 

The first a 'twin-fish' dish of shallow form with rounded sides carved with a band of petals rising from the foot to the flat everted rim, the interior decorated in the center with two molded fish, the second a deep bowl, with upright sides carved in low relief with a broad band of overlapping petals, both covered inside and out with a glaze of soft sea-green tone with a slight bluish hue

Provenance: The first: Edna Helen Bahr, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Sotheby & Co., London, 30 June 1959, lot 20.
The second: Mathias Komor, 4 October 1948.
Georges deBatz Collection; Christie's, New York, 30 November 1983, lot 338.

Exhibited: The dish: Selections from the William and Winifred Corbin Collection of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, Portland Art Museum, 1 - 29 March 1964, no. 43.
Both: on loan to the Portland Art Museum, 1 June 2006 - 22 June 2010.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 16 - 17 September 2010