The exterior finely carved with four various mythical beasts amidst cloud scrolls and flames, each depicted with a sturdy body and a long stout tail with one also depicted with a pair of wings, each standing on jagged rocks protruding from swirling waves, all beneath a interlocking ruyi-head border, covered in a celadon glaze of lustrous tone, the base unglazed, wood stand.
Provenance: an English private collection
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street. 7 Nov 2013