A small Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase , Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate 15,000 – $18,000 USD. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The vase is finely potted and covered allover, and inside the foot, with an even glaze of sea-green color that thins on the edges of the dished rim. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
Notes: Two similar Longquan celadon vases of similar size are illustrated by B. Gyllensvärd in Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, p. 50, nos. 96 and 97. See, also, the similar vase of slightly larger size (6 3/8 in.) sold at Christie's New York, 20-21 March 2014, lot 2104.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 17 - 18 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza