Lot 1034. An unusual Longquan celadon mallow-form dish, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 6 3⁄4 in. (17.1 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 30,000 – USD 50,000. Price realised USD 176,400. © Christie's 2022
The dish with a shallow concave center is potted with wide, everted mouth rim in the form of a mallow flower, and is covered overall with an even yellowish-green glaze.
Provenance: The J. M. Hu (1911-1995), Zande Lou Collection.
Literature: Helen D. Ling and Edward T. Chow, Collection of Chinese Ceramics from the Pavilion of Ephemeral Attainment, vol. I, Hong Kong, 1950, no. 28.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022