A carved Longquan celadon 'Lotus' flower pot, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A carved Longquan celadon 'Lotus' flower pot, Ming dynasty, 15th centuryEstimate HK$80,000 – HK$120,000 ($10,373 - $15,560). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The flower pot with rounded sides is carved on the body with a central frieze of scrolling lotus, above a band of moulded upright petals and below a band of carved detached floral blossoms, all below an everted barbed rim, the bottom with a rounded drainage hole, covered overall with a thick glaze of sea-green tone. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box

Provenance: A Japanese private collection, Kobe, acquired around the 1930s

Christie'sTHE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART6 October 2015, 22nd Floor