A Rare Gilt-Bronze Mounted And Reticulated 'Longquan' Celadon Bottle Vase, Ming Dynasty - Photo Sotheby's

the pear-shaped body pierced with a broad undulating peony band to reveal the inner vase, all above upright leaf lappets and below floral scroll bands, applied overall with an olive-green glaze pooling in the recesses, fitted with a gilt-bronze base and neck; 26.7cm., 10 1/2 in. Estimation: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: A Swiss Private Collection.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London | 07 nov. 2012 www.sothebys.com