16 - 17 September 2010
TWO LONGQUAN CELADON VESSELS
SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)
The first a 'twin-fish' dish of shallow form with rounded sides carved with a band of petals rising from the foot to the flat everted rim, the interior decorated in the center with two molded fish, the second a deep bowl, with upright sides carved in low relief with a broad band of overlapping petals, both covered inside and out with a glaze of soft sea-green tone with a slight bluish hue
5 5/16 and 5 1/16 in. (13.5 and 12.9 cm.) diam. (2)
The first: Edna Helen Bahr, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Sotheby & Co., London, 30 June 1959, lot 20.
The second: Mathias Komor, 4 October 1948.
Georges deBatz Collection; Christie's, New York, 30 November 1983, lot 338.
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The dish: Selections from the William and Winifred Corbin Collection of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, Portland Art Museum, 1 - 29 March 1964, no. 43.
Both: on loan to the Portland Art Museum, 1 June 2006 - 22 June 2010.
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