Lot 1559. A Longquan celadon carved jar, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century, 13 in. (33 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 23,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016
The rounded sides are carved as petals bound by a bowstring band, and the bowl is covered inside and out with a glaze of sea-green color that continues over the foot and onto the base to the edge of an unglazed circle burnt brick-red in the firing, wood cover with jade finial.
Note: The same characters, jinyu mantang, are carved in the petals of a flower head in the center of a Longuan celadon bowl, dated 15th century, sold at Christie's New York, 30 March 2005, lot 332.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art part I, 17 - 18 March 2016, New York