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A carved 'Longquan' celadon jar, guan. Yuan dynasty. Photo Sotheby's. 

heavily potted and of baluster form, the high rounded shoulders rising from a recessed base to a short wide neck, freely carved in relief to the exterior with four lotus blooms borne on meandering leafy stems above a band of upright petal lappets, covered overall with a celadon glaze, the unglazed rim and the wedge-shaped foot rim burnt orange in the firing, wood stand and cover  Quantity: 3 - 22.7cm., 9in. Estimate 10,000-15,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 09 Nov 2011 www.sothebys.com