A carved 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3194. A carved 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 14th century; 17.2 cm, 6 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

finely potted with deep rounded sides supported on a low slightly tapered foot, boldly carved with a peony scroll covering the exterior, the foot encircled with a key-fret band, the interior with a similar composite floral scroll encircling a chrysanthemum roundel, the glaze of a rich olive-grey tone.

ProvenanceAn old Japanese collection.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011