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Longquan Celadon “Boys’ Bowl

Late Northern Song Dynasty/Early Southern Song Dynasty (960-1279)

High Fired Stoneware

Longquan Kilns, China

19cm D x 8.5cm H

With deep rounded sides rising from a short circular foot-rim to a slightly everted rim, carved freely with designs of stylised flowers and three dancing boys in the interior, the exterior display designs of vertical lines, covered all over in a olive-green celadon glaze. The base left unglazed.

• A similar example is illustrated in The Frederick M. Mayer Collection of Chinese Art, Christies, June 24th-25th 1974, pg. 119, no. 65.

 • Another example with the carved boys design is in ‘宋元の美 術’ (Art of Song and Yuan), Osaka City Museum, 1979, 1-47, pg. 18.

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