A Longquan celadon jar (guan) and associated cover. Ming Dynasty

The thickly potted jar incised with a narrow leaf-scroll band at the shoulder, a wider band of peony branches in raised relief against a combed ground and a vertical petal above the thick foot; the associated cover of low, domical form with raised ribs and a foliate rim imitating a lotus leaf. 14 7/8in (35cm) overall height - Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000


A celadon glazed stoneware bulb bowl. Ming Dynasty

Of Zhejiang type, the compressed globular form molded in high relief with eight trigrams to its exterior walls and raised on three curving feet, the blue-green glaze unevenly applied, leaving an unglazed patch to the floor of the well and the raised ring across the base. 10in (25cm) diameter. Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500

Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 28 Jul 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com