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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1886

    A LONGQUAN CELADON ALMS BOWL

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    A LONGQUAN CELADON ALMS BOWL
    EARLY MING DYNASTY, 14TH/15TH CENTURY

    Heavily potted with deep rounded sides supported on a tall foot, mould-impressed on the interior with a continuous scene depicting a meeting between scholars and officials, a banner in the background reading 'Jin Wang' (King of Jin), all below a band of keyfret at the rim and above a central medallion enclosing a turtle, the exterior freely carved with stylised foliate scrolls, covered overall in a thick and lustrous olive green glaze
    5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box


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    Compare with a similarly decorated example sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 9 October 2007, lot 1517.