M4746

Chinese Longquan celadon fluted lianzi bowl, the exterior with tall upright petals, the interior with a flowerhead in the well beneath a carved keyfret band at the rim.

8 ½ inches, 21.6 cm diameter.

Yongle/Xuande, Longquan, Zhejiang Province, circa 1420.

Japanese box.

Condition: excellent.

  • Formerly in a Japanese private collection.
  • This style of Longquan celadon bowl was first produced in the Southern Song dynasty. One in the Topkapi Museum is illustrated in colour by Regina Krahl and John Ayers in Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, vol. 1, Yuan and Ming Celadon Wares, no. 1, collection no. TKS. 15/231, p. 209 and p. 241; a similar version dated to the 15th century is also illustrated in the same volume, no. 535, pp. 370/371, where the authors note, “Bowls of this type have been found at kiln sites at Anfu in the Longquan area, and similarly also at kiln sites near Xin-an, Huiyang in Guangdong Province.”
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