A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' bowl and cover, Southern Song dynasty | 南宋 龍泉窰青釉蓮瓣蓋盌
A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' bowl and cover
Southern Song dynasty
the deep upright sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior with a broad band of overlapping petals with raised central ridges, the gently domed cover similarly decorated, both covered with a soft sage-green glaze suffused with a delicate network of fine crackles (2)
Diameter 3 ⅛ in., 7.8 cm
The bowl has a small flake chip to the inner rim. There are two very faint hairline cracks to the mouth rim and another to the foot ring, possibly original to the firing. The cover has two small glaze chips to the rim. Both the bowl and cover with some very minor firing imperfection and expected age-appropriate wear.
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