Lot 170: A Chinese Longquan celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Song Dynasty, 12-13th century
November 15, 2016
Newbury, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A Chinese Longquan celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Song Dynasty, 12-13th century, with olive green glaze, incised foliate interior and carved lotus leaves to the exterior, 20.3cm diameter; a Chinese celadon Longquan 'Lotus' bowl, Song Dynasty, 12-13th century, with green glaze and the exterior with lotus leaves, 21cm diameter; A Chinese Longquan shallow bowl , Song Dynasty, 12-13th century, with green glaze and lotus leaves to the exterior, 16.8cm diameter; five Chinese stoneware green-glazed bowls , Northern and Southern Song Dynasties, 11-13th centuries, between 23.7cm and 10.4cm diameter (8) Provenance: The Peter Arlidge Collection, 1976-2014. The Longquan kilns, active from around the 9th/10th century up until the 18th century, were particularly renowned for their celadon glazes which, thanks to a high-alkali and high-silica content, as well as multiple firings and applications of glaze, acquired a highly sought-after jade-like quality to their texture and colour. Lotus petal Bowls of this shape were popular during the Song and Yuan dynasties, and six are illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection vol. 1, London, 1994, pp. 290-1, nos. 539-44. -1? ???????? ????????????????? -1????: Peter Arlidge??