A large moulded and carved ‘Longquan’ celadon bowl, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 278. A large moulded and carved ‘Longquan’ celadon bowl, Late Ming dynasty; 29cm., 11 3/8 inEstimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,576 — 8,363 EUR). Lot Sold 27,500 GBP (38,332 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 2015

the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot, moulded to the exterior with undulating lotus scrolls above a keyfret band, the interior moulded with a chrysanthemum medallion to the centre, framed by carved lotus scrolls, covered overall in a sea-green glaze, the base with an unglazed ring fired to a buff-orange colour.

Sotheby'sImportant Chinese Art, London, 13 may 2015