A Longquan celadon glazed yenyen vase with applied decorationYuan dynasty. Photo Bonhams

The body decorated with meandering floral stems bearing peony blossoms above a band of upright lotus petals, the flaring neck with three foliate sprays rising to a trumpet mouth, the trimmed and beveled foot rim burnt a cinnamon brown. 10 3/4in (27.3cm)high. Estimate: US$30,000 - 40,000.

Provenance: Christie's, London, sale 14 June 1985, lot 339;
Andrew Kahane Ltd., Oriental Art, New York;
Christie's, New York, sale 24 March 2011, lot 127

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 20 Dec 2011. California, San Francisco www.bonhams.com