A Fine Longquan Celadon ‘Lotus Petal’ Bowl

Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)
Longquan ware, High-fired stoneware
Zhejiang Province, China
H: 7cm D: 16.1cm

The Longquan celadon ware bowl is finely potted with rounded sides, the exterior is delicately moulded with a band of slender lotus petals, emanating from the foot. It is covered in a lustrous glaze of soft bluish sea-green tone, pooling in the crevices of the decoration and stopping neatly at the foot.

• A similar bowl is in the Beijing Palace Museum and published in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (II), Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 134.

– Similar lotus bowls of various sizes are illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 1, London, 1994, pls. 539-544.

–  Senshutey, Tokyo, Japan
– T.M.C Collection also known as ‘The Linyushanren Collection’: N0.220

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