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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 559

    A SMALL LONGQUAN CELADON PETAL-LOBED BOWL

    SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)

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    A SMALL LONGQUAN CELADON PETAL-LOBED BOWL
    SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)
    Delicately potted with rounded, vertically-lobed sides rising from a small foot ring, covered allover with a luminous glaze of sea-green tone suffused with a network of icy, colorless crackle, the interior of the foot and pointed base similarly glazed
    3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam.


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    A very similar Longquan celadon bowl is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 3 (II), London, 2006, p. 583, no. 1572. The barbed form appears to be based on a prototype in silver, such as the silver-gilt bowl illustrated in Zhongguo wenwu jinghua doquan; Jin yin yu shi juan (Complete masterpieces of Chinese cultural relics; Gold, silver, jade and stone), Hong Kong, 1994, p. 139, no. 146, which was recovered from a Song dynasty hoard at Pingqiao, Liyang, in Jiangsu province.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION