Lot 240. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 6 ⅝ in., 16.8 cm. Estimate: 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.
Provenance: Private Collection, acquired before the 1980s, and thence by descent.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021