London, South Kensington
11 November 2015
A LONGQUAN CELADON-GLAZED DISH
The dish is heavily potted with a barbed rim. The centre is moulded with a flower-head surrounded by flower sprays at the well. It is covered in a thick glaze of a sea-green tone leaving a central ring of the base unglazed.
10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm.) diam.
A distinguished private European collection, acquired between 1956-1959.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7752 3005
+44 (0)20 7752 3389
+44 (0)20 7389 2552
+44 (0)20 7389 2556
+44 (0)20 7389 2599
How to get clued up on everything from reign marks to firing flaws, palettes, glazes and the different kilns
Christie’s most ambitious offering of Western art to date adds to strong performance in 18 sales across six days
As well as keeping the bed cool, ancient Chinese ceramic pillows made for auspicious gifts and warded off evil spirits
As Chinese Ceramics specialist Joan Ho explains, when it comes to porcelain, not all blues are the same
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July