Lot 2141. A carved Longquan celadon wine jar, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,700 - 7,600). Photo: Bonhams.
Of slightly compressed baluster form with a lipped rim, carved around the sides with panels enclosing chrysanthemums alternating with four characters reading jin yu man tang, between scrolling foliage surrounding the shoulder and lappets around the countersunk base, covered overall with a thick rich green crackled glaze, wood cover. 10 1/2in (26.7cm) high
Note: A closely related jar with identical inscription, dated 14th/15th century, was sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 27 April, 1993, lot 29. A further example, dated Ming dynasty was sold at Christie's, New York, 17-18 March 2016, lot 1559; and another dated 15th century was sold Christie's, Hong Kong, 31 October 2000, lot 860.