A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' bowl and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

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Lot 114. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' bowl and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 3 ⅛ in., 7.8 cmEstimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 22,680 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the deep upright sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior with a broad band of overlapping petals with raised central ridges, the gently domed cover similarly decorated, both covered with a soft sage-green glaze suffused with a delicate network of fine crackles (2).

Property from a Boston Private Collection.

Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2018.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021