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Longquan Celadon dish with incised and moulded designs. Zhejiang province(5113)

W 60mm H 430mm

Ref: WEB840

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Three-legged incense burner with green glaze. Decorated with incised floral designs. (4780A)

W 150mm H 130mm

Ref: WEB877

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Stoneware with green celadon glaze. Circular, shallow bowl with in-turned flat tim resting on three small feet in the shape of monster heads in very thick, heavy stoneware with moulded decoration in relief under a semi-trasparent green celadon glaze. A circular area inside in the centre and on the base has been left underglazes, showing the dark-red colour of the stoneware after oxidisation during firing. In the centre the circular area was impresses with a geometric motif. On the outside is a relief moulded decoration depicting the "Eight Trigrams" (ba gua), symbols composed of three broken or unbroken lines each, associated to daoist cosmology and to a divinatory system. The shape of this tripod bowls derived from bronze incense burners and they serve the same propose. This type of bowl has also been described as a bulb bowl, since it may have been used to hold bulbs of flowers such as narcissus or hyacinths. The form is alread documented in celadon ware dating back to the Northern Song period (see the example illustrated in Hobson 1976 [1st ed. 1915], pl. 40, no. 1); it was revisited in the Yan and Ming period and subsequently also copied in porcelain by the Dehua kilns. A very similar bowl from the Seliman Collection in the British Museum (5088)

W 235mm H 80mm

Ref: WEB940

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South China (longquan kilns) stoneware with green celadon glaze. Small jar fitted with lid in the shape of a mushroom cap in heavy stoneware, fully coated (except for the foot rim and the inside of the lid) with an opaque light-green celadon glaze. This is a typical product of the Yuan period, made for export. (4439)

W 85mm H 90mm

Ref: WEB941

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South China Longquan kilns stoneware with green celadon glaze. Small dish with glossy olive green glaze. Fully coated, including the base. (4443)

W 129mm H 40mm

Ref: WEB944

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Large celadon ware bowl with moulded decoration of peonies and chrysanthemum flowers (5223)

W 295mm H 130mm

Ref: WEB974

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Foo dog Longquan celadon ware water dropper (5290)

W 75mm H 55mm

Ref: WEB1081

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Song Dynasty, Yaozhou celadon ware bowl (5275)

W 210mm H 80mm

Ref: WEB1068

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With a plain body and a tall flared neck, decorated with an unctuous green glaze, 23.5cm.

Provenance: formerly from an English private collection, acquired in the mid 20th century. (5527)


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Yuan dynasty (1270-1368)

Longquan kilns, Zhejiang, China. 

D: 46cm

Robustly potted, the centre crisply incised with two flowering peony stems and leaves encircled by a wide band of flowerheads and scrolling foliage, paper label for Bluett & Sons with stock no.3191, London, 46cm.

Provenance: Sotheby's, 30th June 1937, lot 130, purchased by Bluett's for £11:10, and later sold to the London-based collector E M B Ingram. The collection of Andrew Williams Esq., Oxfordshire. 




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