A small Longquan celadon dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

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 Lot 1032. A small Longquan celadon dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 6 1⁄2 in. (16.5 cm.) across, cloth box. Estimate USD 15,000 – USD 25,000Price realised USD 81,900. © Christie's 2022

The dish is carved on the exterior with a band of upright petals and is covered overall with a glaze of soft sea-green color.

Provenance: The J. M. Hu (1911-1995), Zande Lou Collection.

LiteratureHelen D. Ling and Edward T. Chow, Collection of Chinese Ceramics from the Pavilion of Ephemeral Attainment, vol. I, Hong Kong, 1950, no. 25.

NoteA very similar Southern Song-dynasty dish of similar size is illustrated by B. Gyllensvärd in Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, p. 58, no. 128. Another comparable Longquan celadon dish from The Songde Tang Collection – Song Dynasty Ceramics was sold at Christies Hong Kong, 3 December 2021, lot 2826.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022