LONGQUAN CELADON 'LOTUS' BOWL, SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY
LONGQUAN CELADON 'LOTUS' BOWL, SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY, of deep form with steep sides modelled to suggest a lotus petal, 12.5cm diam Provenance: Bluett & Sons Ltd, 1950s. Note: For similar Longquan 'lotus' bowls (with covers) see Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Vol.1, by Regina Krahl, London, 1994, no.546; Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1994, no.63; and Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Vol. 1, Tokyo 1976, no.491. For recent examples at auction see a covered bowl from the Yang de Tang Collection, Sotheby's New York, 17th March 2015, lot 70; and also a similar example without cover sold by Sotheby's London on 5th November 2008, lot 530.