A rare gilt-bronze mounted and reticulated 'Longquan' celadon bottle vase, Ming dynasty

Lot 221. A rare gilt-bronze mounted and reticulated 'Longquan' celadon bottle vase, Ming dynasty; 26.7cm., 10 1/2 in. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. 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

Provenance: A Swiss Private Collection.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 07 nov. 2012