A large Longquan celadon jar, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century. Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015.
The jar is carved with a wide central band of peony scroll set above a petal band and is covered overall with a glaze of olive-green color ending at the top of the thick unglazed foot which has fired dark orange and cants inward towards the inset base. 10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
Provenance: Ryuzaburo Umehara (1888 - 1986).
Note: A similar Longquan celadon jar is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, no. 712-1883.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 17 - 18 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza