42. R1080



Chinese ceramic Longquan celadon glazed bowl, wan, of deep form with gently rounded sides and short small foot rim, moulded with twenty-two relief lotus petals, covered overall including the base in a bright pale celadon glaze falling short of the burnt brown knife-cut foot rim.

5 7/8 inches, 12.5 cm diameter.

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


Provenance & Additional Information

  • From a distinguished English private collection.
  • Sold by Roger Keverne.
  • Included by Marchant in their exhibition of Chinese Ceramics Tang to Song, 2022, no. 42, pp. 112-113.
  • A similar bowl in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is illustrated by He Li in Chinese Ceramics, A New Comprehensive Survey, 269, pp. 158 & 192, where the author notes, “A similar bowl found in a tomb of 1276 gives an approximate date for the production of such vessels”; another with twenty petals 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. 134, p. 140; another is included in The Illustrated Catalogue of the Tokyo National Museum, Chinese Ceramics, no. 368, p. 90; two related bowls are illustrated by Regina Krahl in Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume One, nos. 543 & 544, pp. 290/1; another is included by Junkichi Mayuyama in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Volume One, no. 493, p. 168.


Minuscule glaze flake to rim, two outer foot small nicks restored.