A large Longquan celadon vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century. Estimate 40,000 – $60,000 USD. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The vase is sprig molded and applied with meandering stems bearing peony blossoms between a band of carved upright leaves on the lower body and three foliate sprays on the neck, and is covered overall with a thick glaze of sea-green tone. 20 ¾ in. (52.8 cm.) high
Notes: A similar Longquan celadon molded vase, also with reduced, metal-bound rim, but of smaller size (27.6 cm.), was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 May 2013, lot 2221. See, also, two Longquan celadon vases with similar molded decoration and with reduced, metal-bound rims, illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Cereamics in the Topkapay Saray Museum, vol. I, London, 1986, pp. 288-9, nos. 205 (TKS 15/213 and TKS 15/9755).
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 17 - 18 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza