A LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED BOWL
A LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED BOWL
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A LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED BOWL

SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY

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A LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED BOWL
SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY
The bowl is well potted with deep, rounded conical sides crisply carved on the exterior with a broad band of petals rising from the foot, and is covered overall with a luminous glaze of rich sea-green color, including the interior of the foot and base.
6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam., box
Provenance
Luen Chai Curios, Hong Kong.
Zetterquist Galleries, New York, 2002.
Walter Bareiss, Greenwich, Connecticut, acquired in 2002.
Exhibited
New York, Zetterquist Galleries, Chinese Ceramics: Tang - Ming Dynasties, March 2009.

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Lot Essay

As well as having a domestic purpose, bowls of this type were made for export, as evidenced by examples recovered from a shipwreck off the Korean coast, "probably on its way to Japan, on or shortly after AD 1323," and illustrated in Relics Salvaged from the Seabed off Sinan, Materials I, Seoul, 1985, pl. 15 top and bottom.

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