Lot 8240. A Longquan celadon glazed ovoid vase, 15th-16th century. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,500 - 6,300). Photo Bonhams.
Heavily potted and finely incised on the body with a diaper ground containing florets, all above vertical incisions at the foot and below a band of circles containing blossoms at the shoulder and incised floral scrolls beneath the lipped rim, the exterior, interior and base all covered with a rich green glaze pooling to a darker tone in the recesses, the greyish biscuit foot burnt to an orange color, wood stand. 14 3/8in (36.5cm) high
Property from the Monterey Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Museum Funds
Note: A closely related Longquan olive-shaped vase dated to the 16th century in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, with similar incised florets within a geometric grid, but with applied mask-and-ring handles, is illustrated in Green-Longquan Celadon of the Ming Dynasty, Taipei, 2011, no. 89.
Bonhams. CHINESE, INDIAN, HIMALAYAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART AND PAINTINGS, 12:00 PDT, SAN FRANCISCO