A carved Longquan celadon 'dragon' ewer, early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3184. A carved Longquan celadon 'dragon' ewer, early Ming dynasty, 15th century, 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high, gilt wood cover, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,791 - USD 38,686)© Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The ewer is carved around the body with a scaly four-clawed dragon striding through cloud scrolls, and a wavy border above the foot, covered overall with a thick olive-green glaze with the exception of the foot ring. 

Christie's. The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 31 May 2017, Convention Hall