A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' dish, Southern Song dynasty

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Lot 240. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 6 ⅝ in., 16.8 cmEstimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 7,560 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior carved with upright overlapping petals, covered overall in a rich sage-green glaze stopping irregularly at the foot, the footring unglazed and burnt slightly orange in the firing.  

ProvenancePrivate Collection, acquired before the 1980s, and thence by descent.

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