39. M5184



Chinese ceramic Longquan celadon glazed chrysanthemum-form wine cup, bei, of fluted form with foliate rim on a tall circular foot, covered overall on the exterior and interior with a pale olive-celadon glaze slightly pooling in the eighteen segments, the unglazed base and foot revealing the high-fired burnt biscuit body.

3 3/8 inches, 8.5 cm diameter.

Southern Song dynasty, Longquan kilns, Zhejiang Province, 12th – 13th century.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • From the collection of Dr. Henry Guinness de László (1901-1967), famous British-Hungarian collector and philanthropist.
  • Included by Marchant in their exhibition of Chinese Ceramics Tang to Song, 2022, no. 39, pp. 104-105.
  • A similar wine cup in the Gugong is illustrated by Li Huibing in Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (II), The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Beijing, volume 33, no. 145, p. 160, where the author notes the tall foot and the convex shape on the underside of the base, and is again included by Chen Shuihua and Wang Xudong in Longquan of the World, Longquan Celadon and Globalisation, vol. II, A History of Thousands of Years, compiled by the Palace Museum, the Zhejiang Provincial Museum and Lishui Municipal People’s Government, no. 100, p. 164.


Excellent, natural spots predominantly on the interior, tiny biscuit nibble to the foot and minuscule nick to the outer edge of the rim.